Statement as of 5:52 AM PDT on June 28, 2017
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on June 28, 2017
... Red flag warning in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening for
wind and low relative humidity for central Cascade valleys and
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
until 8 PM PDT this evening.
* Affected area: western fire weather zone 673 East Washington
northern Columbia Basin (zone 673) and fire weather zone 677
East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677).
* Winds: northwest 8 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph this morning
and afternoon. Increasing northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up
to 30 mph after 1500 PDT.
* Haines: near 5 this morning decreasing to 2 by the evening.
* Relative humidities: 15 to 20 percent.
* Impacts: any ongoing or new fires will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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.