Northeast Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:58 PM PDT on August 03, 2015

... Red flag warning in effect until 9 PM PDT Wednesday for wind
and low relative humidity for the Palouse region of southeast
Washington...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red
flag warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in
effect until 9 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 674 East Washington Palouse (zone
674).

* Winds: southwest 10 to 20 mph... with gusts around 30 mph.

* Relative humidities: 10 to 20 percent.

* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with any new or ongoing
fires.

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 1:27 am PDT on August 3, 2015

... 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

*tied record


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:39 PM PDT on August 3, 2015

... 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.