Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:36 AM PDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to
8 PM PDT Wednesday for gusty winds and low humidity for fire
weather zones 610, 640, 641, and 675...

* affected area... in Washington... fire zone 675 covering the
southern Kittitas and southern Yakima valleys as well as the
Hanford district. In Oregon... fire zones 610, 640,and 641
covering the east slopes of the Oregon Cascades... central and
north central Oregon... and the lower Columbia Basin.

* Timing... winds will increase late this afternoon and become
breezy during the evening hours. Although winds will diminish
overnight... winds will increase again Wednesday afternoon and

* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with local gusts
to 30 mph.

* Humidity... 5 to 15 percent this afternoon. 10 to 20 percent

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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