... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...
* temperatures... highs 97 to 105.
* Locations... Kamiah... communities along the Snake River and
Highway 12 corridor will be in the triple digit heat. Mid to
upper 90s will impact Winchester... Craigmont... Nez Perce.
* Impacts... if you plan to be active be prepared for more hot
weather. Drink plenty of water. If you are outdoors... take
breaks from vigorous activity and rest in the shade.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 911. A heat advisory means that a period
of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create
a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air- conditioned room... stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.
232 am PDT Fri Jul 3 2015
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 am PDT Sunday for
winds and low relative humidity...
* affected area... the northern half of fire weather zone 675
eastern Washington Columbia Basin... covering southeast
Kittitas Valley... the Yakima Valley... and the Hanford
* Timing... lowest relative humidity combined with stronger
winds expected to occur between 4 PM through 8 PM today and
again on Saturday. Winds are expected to shift to the north
and become breezy Saturday night.
* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph today through
Saturday. North winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph Saturday
* Humidity... 8 to 15 percent.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Do not release fireworks
near areas of dry vegetation or flammable material.
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.
... Record high temperature set at Pullman-moscow Regional Airport...
A record high temperature of 96 degrees was set at the Pullman-
moscow Regional Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 95
set in 2013.