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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:49 PM PDT on July 04, 2015

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on July 05, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 3 PM PDT Sunday for
wind and low humidity for Okanogan Valley and Highlands...
Waterville Plateau and western Columbia Basin...

* affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 684 East
Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684) and fire weather
zone 687 East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687).

* Winds: north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidities: 4 to 12 percent in the valleys and 12 to
20 percent over the higher terrain.

* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with existing fires or
new fire starts in the area.

* Timing: wind and low humidity will create red flag conditions
tonight and Sunday. A dry cold front will enhance winds overnight
and usher very dry midlevel air into the region. Winds will
remain gusty through midday Sunday and critical humidities are
expected to return early Sunday morning.

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 will
create extreme fire growth potential.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:17 AM PDT on July 04, 2015


... Temperature records set across the inland northwest...

The high temperature at Ephrata in the past 24 hours
was 105 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this date. The previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1968.

The low temperature at Ephrata in the past 24 hours
was 77 degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature
for this date. The previous record of 75 degrees was set in 2008.

Records have been kept at this site since 1948.

The high temperature at Omak in the past 24 hours was 104 degrees.
This sets the record for the highest temperature for this date. The
previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1942.

The low temperature at Omak in the past 24 hours was 69 degrees.
This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for this date.
The previous record of 65 degrees was set in 2004.

Records have been kept at this site since 1931.

The low temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours was 65
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 63 degrees was set in 1942.

Records have been kept at this site since 1938.

The high temperature at Pullman in the past 24 hours
was 97 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this date. The previous record of 93 degrees was set in 2008.

Records have been kept at this site since 1940.


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