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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
900 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY...HIGHLANDS...WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND WESTERN
PORTIONS OF COLUMBIA BASIN...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH A DRY AIR MASS TO PRODUCE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE ENVIRONMENT SATURDAY. WINDS WILL
SWITCH AROUND THE NORTH SATURDAY AND BLOW ACROSS THE OKANOGAN
COUNTY AND DOWN THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU INTO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA
BASIN AS A FRONTAL PASSAGE MOVES THROUGH.

WAZ673-684-687-041415-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0007.150704T1900Z-150705T0500Z/
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
900 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE 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: NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. WINDS
  WILL BE BREEZY THROUGHOUT THE DAY BUT PEAK SPEEDS LOOK TO COME
  IN TWO BURSTS...ONCE DURING THE MORNING HOURS AND A SECOND
  WITH A DRY COLD FRONT PASSAGE IN THE EVENING BETWEEN 1700 AND
  2200 PDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: 12 TO 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING FIRES OR
  NEW FIRE STARTS IN THE AREA.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

MTZ104-040715-
/O.UPG.KMSO.FW.A.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
KOOTENAI-
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE KOOTENAI...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH.

* OUR GREATEST CONCERN IS FOR LOCATIONS EAST OF THE KOOTENAI
  FOREST/STILLWATER STATE FOREST/REXFORD DISTRICT. THIS IS WHERE
  THE COMBINATION OF EXTREME FUELS, STRONGEST WINDS, AND LOWEST
  RHS ARE EXPECTED.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING AROUND
  SUNRISE, INCREASING AND BECOMING GUSTY BY EARLY AFTERNOON. A
  DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WILL OCCUR
  SOMETIME AFTER ROUGHLY 1900LT.

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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

MTZ105-107-108-040715-
/O.UPG.KMSO.FW.A.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-
107 PM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION...EAST LOLO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  40 MPH POSSIBLE.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS NORTHWEST MONTANA
  SATURDAY MORNING AROUND SUNRISE... AND THEN SPREAD THROUGH THE
  REMAINDER OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA BY EARLY
  AFTERNOON.

* A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WILL OCCUR
  SOMETIME AFTER ROUGHLY 1900LT ACROSS THE GLACIER PARK AREA ON
  SATURDAY.

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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
217 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

IDZ026-027-WAZ031-032-042130-
LEWISTON AREA-LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-
NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-
217 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Idaho and Southeast Washington.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A hot and dry airmass is over the region. High temperatures in
the upper 90s to 104 degrees will be common in the lowest
elevations the Washington Palouse...Lewis-Clark Valley and Camas
Prairie.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
403 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-041200-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-CODY FOOTHILLS-
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-STAR VALLEY-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-
403 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL
WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER THE
MOUNTAINS EAST OF THE DIVIDE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY...VERY ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER
MOUNTAINS ALONG AND EAST OF THE DIVIDE.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE URGED TO REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS GUSTS AND ANY
FLOODING. THANK YOU.

$$

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