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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 10:12 PM PDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am to 9 PM PDT
Thursday for gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones
639, 640, 641, and 675. The red flag warning is in effect from 10
am to 9 PM PDT Thursday for gusty winds and low humidity...

* affected area... in Washington... fire zones 641 and 675
covering the southern Kittitas and southern Yakima valleys as
well as the lower Columbia Basin. In Oregon... fire zones 640
and 641 covering central and north central Oregon and the
lower Columbia Basin.

* Timing... winds will gradually decrease overnight but increase
again on Thursday.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 10 to 20 mph with local gusts
to 30 mph.

* Humidity... 10 to 20 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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