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Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
839 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...HOT WEATHER CONTINUES SATURDAY...

ORZ006>008-014>016-WAZ039-045-046-020400-
/O.EXT.KPQR.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150802T0400Z/
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...
GRESHAM...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...
CORVALLIS...ALBANY...ODELL...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL
839 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...AND UPPER HOOD
RIVER VALLEY...


THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT
SATURDAY.

* TIMING: THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 95 TO 100 DEGREES. HOTTEST IN THE CENTRAL
  AND SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.

* LOW TEMPERATURES: 60 TO 65 DEGREES.

* DURATION: SATURDAY SHOULD BE THE LAST VERY HOT DAY. TEMPERATURES
  WILL GRADUALLY COOL EACH DAY WITH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES BELOW 90
  DEGREES BY TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...
  ALBANY...ODELL...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...HILLSBORO...
  PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...VANCOUVER... BATTLE
  GROUND...WASHOUGAL

* IMPACTS: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS UNATTENDED IN
  AUTOMOBILES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 9 1 1.

&&

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
143 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

ORZ602>608-WAZ602-604-660-011800-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150802T0500Z/
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-
143 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY
FUELS FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...604...605...606...
607...608...AND WASHINGTON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...604 AND 660...

* 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 SATURDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID AND HIGH LEVEL HAINES 5 TO 6 AT TIMES. VERY
  UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COULD PROMOTE COLUMN GROWTH TO 10 TO 12
  THOUSAND FEET MSL OR GREATER UNDER INTENSE BURNING CONDITIONS.

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

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

* WIND...GUSTY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WINDS THROUGH SATURDAY.
  SUSTAINED NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  25 MPH EXPECTED FOR EXPOSED AREAS BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF AN INCREASINGLY HOT...DRY...AND
  UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT...GUSTY WINDS...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.

&&

$$

WEAGLE

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



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