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Washington, Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:23 PM PDT on July 29, 2016


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low humidity...

* affected area... in Washington and Oregon... fire zone 639
covering most of Klickitat County and the eastern Columbia
River gorge. In Oregon... fire zone 610 covering the east
slopes of the northern Oregon Cascades.

* Timing... winds will increase late this afternoon and evening
and will be stronger on Saturday.

* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph late today and 15
to 25 mph on Saturday. The strongest winds will be through the
Columbia River gorge where gusts to 35 mph are expected.

* Humidity... 12 to 22 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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