... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM PDT Tuesday
for wind and low relative humidity for western portion of the
northern Columbia Basin...
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from noon today to 9 PM PDT Tuesday.
* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673).
* Winds: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidities: 11 to 19 percent.
* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with any new or ongoing
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 high temperatures for August 1st...
Site new record old record (date) records began
Lewiston ID 106* 106 (2009) 1881
Colville WA 103* 103 (2009) 1899
Mullen Pass ID 83 79 (2009) 1938
Sandpoint ID 98 97 (2003) 1910
Stehekin WA 101 100 (1992) 1906
... Public information statement...
the wildfires in the region have created poor air quality
throughout eastern Washington. Air quality is currently moderate
to unhealthy. Individuals who are sensitive to increased
particulate or smoke are encouraged to limit prolonged or
strenuous outdoor activity. A increase in symptoms of asthma and
other respiratory ailments are likely. Air quality is expected to
improve through the end of the week.