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Weather Alerts for Spokane

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
SPOKANE
Areas Affected:
Central Cascade Valleys - Northern Columbia Basin
Effective: Wed 7:37 am Updated: Wed 5:00 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 8:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely
 
Details:
...LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AND EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS
AND WATERVILLE PLATEAU...
* Affected Area: 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 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph,
decreasing by midnight to 8 to 13 mph. Winds will continue to
decrease on Thursday, and become light southerly or
southeasterly during Thursday afternoon.
* Relative Humidities: 15 to 20 percent this afternoon and early
evening, increasing to around 30 percent by 9pm and 50 percent
by sunrise..
* Impacts: Any ongoing or new fires will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Information:
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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