Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Saturday Noon-8 PM due to gusty winds & low humidity
Event: Fire Weather Watch
Alert: …Dry and Breezy through Saturday…
Dry and very warm conditions this afternoon with temperatures in
the lower 90s will be followed be a marine push through the
Cascade gaps in the early evening. A few hours of critical wind
and low humidity is expected in the late afternoon and early
evening before relative humidity recovers. A cold front passage
tonight will result in breezy winds over much of eastern Washington
on Saturday. Dry conditions combined with gusty winds will result
in rapid fire spread with any new or ongoing fires.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from
Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.
* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Winds shifting
north in the Okanogan Valley after 1600.
* Relative Humidities: 16 to 25 percent.
* Impacts: Gusty winds and low relative humidities will promote
rapid fire spread of existing fires and any new fire starts.
Instructions: A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Fire Danger rating in southern Pend Oreille County remains High and moderate in Northern Pend Oreille County
(Advisory provided by Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office on Nixle)