Waterville Plateau

 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 12:59 PM PDT on July 5, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 3 PM PDT this
afternoon for wind and low relative humidity for Okanogan
Valley... western Columbia Basin...

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

* Winds: north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidities: 11 to 17 percent.

* 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
today. A dry cold front will enhance winds and usher very dry
midlevel air into the region. Winds will remain gusty through
midday today and critical humidities are expected to return
this 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 5, 2015


... Temperature records for the inland northwest...

The high temperature at wenatchee's pangborn Memorial Airport 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 pangborn Memorial in the past 24 hours was 78
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 75 degrees was set in 1970.

Records have been kept at this site since 1959.

The high temperature at Omak in the past 24 hours was 101 degrees.
This ties the record for the highest temperature for this date.

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 61 degrees was set in 2009.

Records have been kept at this site since 1938.



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