360 Coverage: Remembering the life and legacy of Spokane activist Sandy Williams | The 630

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY… * Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 696 East Washington Central Cascades (Zone 696), Fire Weather Zone 697 East Portion of North Cascades National Park/Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (Zone 697), Fire Weather Zone 698 East Washington North Cascades (Zone 698), Fire Weather Zone 699 Okanogan Highlands and Kettle Mountains (Zone 699), Fire Weather Zone 700 Selkirk Mountains of Northeast Washington (Zone 700), Fire Weather Zone 701 Foothills of Northeast Washington (Zone 701), Fire Weather Zone 702 Colville Reservation (Zone 702), Fire Weather Zone 704 Methow Valley (Zone 704), Fire Weather Zone 705 Foothills of Central Washington Cascades (Zone 705), Fire Weather Zone 707 Western Columbia Basin (Zone 707), Fire Weather Zone 708 Eastern Columbia Basin -Palouse -Spokane Area (Zone 708) and Fire Weather Zone 709 Lower Palouse – Snake River (Zone 709). * Winds: Wednesday: West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Timing: West winds peaking Wednesday mid afternoon through early evening. * Relative Humidities: 10 to 20 percent lowlands and 18 to 28 percent mountains. * Temperatures: Lowland temperatures upper 80s and low 90s. * Impacts: Poor humidity recovery overnight may cause high elevation fires to burn actively through the night. Gusty winds during the day time along with very dry humidity could cause current fires to spread. *Additional Information: Thursday and Friday will be dry and breezy as well. Parts of the Columbia Basin and exposed ridges of northern Washington may need additional warnings. 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior. &&