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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 1:28 PM PDT on July 31, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 02, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late tonight through Friday
evening for thunderstorms with dry lightning and gusty outflow
winds...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for thunderstorms... which is in effect from Friday morning
through Friday evening.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 677 East
Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)... fire weather
zone 682 East Washington central Cascade mountains (zone
682)... fire weather zone 684 East Washington Okanogan/Methow
valleys (zone 684) and fire weather zone 685 East Washington
north Cascades (zone 685).

* Thunderstorms: expect thunderstorms to develop midday and last
into the evening hours.

* Outflow winds: erratic outflow with gusts up to 30 mph will be
possible.

* Impacts: new fire starts from lightning as well as existing
fire growth from erratic and gusty thunder outflow winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.




Record Report

Statement as of 1:00 AM PDT on July 31, 2014


... Record temperatures recorded across the region...

A record high temperature of 103 degrees was tied at Wenatchee WA
pangborn field today. This ties the old record of 103 set in 2003.

The low temperature at Wenatchee Airport in the past 24 hours was 73
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 71 degrees was set in 1998.
Records have been kept at this site since 1959.

A record high temperature of 104 degrees was tied at Omak Airport
today. The previous occurrence of 105 was in 2003.

The high temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours
was 81 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this date. The previous record of 77 degrees was set in 2005.

The low temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours
was 67 degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature
for this date. The previous record of 61 degrees was set in 2005.
Records have been kept at this site since 1938.

The low temperature at Spokane Airport in the past 24 hours was 68
degrees. This ties the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 68 degrees was set in 1930.
Records have been kept at this site site since 1881.

The high temperature at Colville in the past 24 hours ending at 600
PM was 104 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this period. The previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1929.
Records have been kept at this site since 1899.

The high temperature at Lind in the past 24 hours ending at 430 PM
was 103 degrees. This ties the record for the highest temperature
for this period. The previous record of 103 degrees was set in 1971.
Records have been kept at this site since 1931.


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