Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THIS WEEKEND...

.A COLD FRONT ON SATURDAY WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS THROUGHOUT THE
COLUMBIA BASIN DOWN TO CENTRAL OREGON. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
BE LOW DURING THIS TIME. THE WINDS WILL INITIALLY BEGIN TO
INCREASE IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND NORTH CENTRAL
OREGON LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN OVER THE REMAINDER OF
THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND CENTRAL OREGON ON SATURDAY. WINDS WILL
REMAIN BREEZY ON SUNDAY IN MANY AREAS WITH CONTINUED LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY DURING THE DAY.

ORZ610-639-WAZ639-292345-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0008.160729T2200Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON...FIRE ZONE 639
  COVERING MOST OF KLICKITAT COUNTY AND THE EASTERN COLUMBIA
  RIVER GORGE. IN OREGON...FIRE ZONE 610 COVERING THE EAST
  SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  AND WILL BE STRONGER ON SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH LATE TODAY AND 15 TO
  25 MPH ON SATURDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH THE
  COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WHERE GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

&&

$$

ORZ641-WAZ641-675-292345-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0005.160730T2000Z-160801T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...WASHINGTON AND OREGON FIRE ZONE 641 COVERING
  THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN AND BLUE MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS.
  WASHINGTON FIRE ZONE 675 COVERING THE HANFORD DISTRICT AND THE
  YAKIMA VALLEY.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH ON SATURDAY AND 10
  TO 20 MPH ON SUNDAY.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

ORZ640-644-292345-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0005.160730T2000Z-160801T0400Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
845 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...FIRE ZONE 640 COVERING CENTRAL
  OREGON AND FIRE ZONE 644 COVERING THE CENTRAL OREGON
  MOUNTAINS...THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE JOHN DAY BASIN AND THE
  GRANDE RONDE VALLEY.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING AND WILL REMAIN BREEZY ON SUNDAY.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$



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