Red Flag Warnings, July 21, 2016

wildfire Red Flag Warnings

The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The passage of a cold front will bring gusty winds and abundant lightning to the Columbia Basin in parts of Washington and Oregon Thursday night through Friday morning. The Snake River Plain in Idaho will experience wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph with humidities of 5 to 15 percent Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

The maps were current as of 7:55 a.m. MDT on Thursday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.