Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
218 PM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON FROM THE COAST RANGE TO THE
CASCADES THROUGH FRIDAY...

ORZ602>608-WAZ602-604-660-312000-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150801T0600Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE-
EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST RANGE-WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
NORTH OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF CASCADE CREST-
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST-EAST WILLAPA HILLS-
CLARK COUNTY LOWLANDS-
EXTREME SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS-
218 PM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR602...OR603...OR604...OR605...OR606...
OR607...OR608...WA602...WA604 AND WA660...

* AFFECTED ZONES...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...
  604...605...606...607 AND 608. IN WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONES 602...604 AND 660.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS INCLUDES GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL
  FOREST...MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF THE CASCADE CREST...
  THE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST...PORTIONS OF THE SIUSLAW
  NATIONAL FOREST...THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND ADJACENT
  FOOTHILLS...AS WELL AS THE CLARK COUNTY LOWLANDS. ODF...BLM...
  AND WASHINGTON DNR LANDS ARE INCLUDED AS WELL.

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID LEVEL HAINES 6...WITH HIGH LEVEL HAINES 5.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ALONG AND ABOVE THERMAL BELTS.

* TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY 100 TO 105 OVER THE LOWLANDS...AND 85
  TO 95 IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF AN INCREASINGLY HOT...DRY...AND
  UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT AND VERY DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN RAPID
  GROWTH OF NEW OR EXISTING FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF THE
ABOVE CONDITIONS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND (ALL LOWER CASE)

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