Statement as of 2:59 PM PDT on August 23, 2017
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 24, 2017
... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM PDT Thursday for
breezy wind and low rh for the central Cascade valleys (fwz677)...
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag
warning for breezy winds and low rh which is in effect from 2 PM
to 8 PM PDT Thursday.
* Affected area: fire weather zone 677 East Washington central
Cascade valleys (zone 677).
* Winds: west 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Timing: 2 PM through 8 PM.
* Relative humidities: 13 to 24 percent.
* Temperatures: in the lower 70s.
* Impacts: any new fire starts will spread rapidly in this dry and
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.