Strong Winds, Low Relative Humidity and Warm Temperatures Contribute to Warning

information released by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from mid-day Thursday to 10:00 p.m. Friday.

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.

  • Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 677 Eastern Washington Central Cascade Valleys.
  • Winds: West 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
  • Relative Humidities: 14 to 30 Percent.
  • Impacts: rapid fire spread of any new or ongoing fires will be possible. Heed burn ban restrictions. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

For additional information, visit the National Weather Service website.