Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
815 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT THE COLUMBIA BASIN
DOWN TO CENTRAL OREGON TODAY...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE
IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT THROUGHOUT THE COLUMBIA BASIN DOWN TO
CENTRAL OREGON. THE BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS...ALONG WITH
LOW MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE
GROWTH POTENTIAL.

ORZ610-639-WAZ639-310400-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160731T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
815 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
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 BY THIS AFTERNOON.

* WIND...INCREASING TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS
  WILL BE THROUGH THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WHERE GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  ARE EXPECTED.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 22 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-WAZ641-675-310400-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0008.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
815 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS 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 BETWEEN 3 PM AND 8 PM.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 18 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.

&&

$$

ORZ640-310400-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0008.160730T2000Z-160731T0400Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
815 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...FIRE ZONE 640 COVERING CENTRAL
  OREGON AND THE PRINEVILLE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND 8 PM.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 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.

&&

$$



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