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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 3:38 PM PDT on August 29, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...

* winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts between 40 to 50 mph.
Mountain top winds are expected to gust to between 50 and 60 mph
with isolated gusts up to 65 mph possible.

* Timing... winds will remain gusty this afternoon and then begin
to subside in the evening.

* Impacts... strong winds may result in in toppled trees and downed
power lines. Light weight objects will be blown around if not
secured.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.





Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 10:50 AM PDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on August 30, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com





1050 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com






Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:24 PM PDT on August 29, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for northern Washington and
north Idaho...

* affected area: fire weather zone 101 northern and central
Idaho Panhandle (zone 101)... fire weather zone 673 East
Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather
zone 674 East Washington Palouse and Spokane area (zone 674)...
fire weather zone 677 East Washington central Cascade valleys
(zone 677)... fire weather zone 684 East Washington
Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684)... fire weather zone 686
East Washington northeast (zone 686) and fire weather zone 687
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687).

* Winds: southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. The
strongest winds will be across the Columbia Basin for the next
few hours... before tapering off.

* Relative humidities: 18 to 32 percent in the valleys. 30 to 40
percent in the mountains.

* Impacts: very windy conditions and low relative humidities
will result in rapid growth of existing fires or any new
ignitions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will develop today. The very strong winds coupled with the lower
relative humidity will create extreme fire growth potential.




1158 am PDT Sat Aug 29 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this evening
for gusty winds and low humidities across the Palouse/Hells
Canyon... Clearwater/Nez Perce...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this evening.

* Winds: south to southwest winds will increase to 25 to 35 mph
with higher gusts through the afternoon. Ridgetops and any
exposed elevations will see gusts up to 45 mph. Winds will shift
to the west and northwest during the late afternoon and evening
and decrease.

* Minimum humidities: 10 to 15 percent is expected. Humidity
recovery this evening will be good.

* Thunderstorms: isolated mainly dry thunderstorms.




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