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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
356 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

ORZ604-252300-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0004.160825T1900Z-160826T0400Z/
WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
356 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM PDT
THIS EVENING FOR SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS FOR ALL OF
FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR604 AND FOR WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES ACROSS
SOUTHERN 604...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH...
  PARTICULARLY FROM SALEM SOUTHWARD DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...95 TO 100.

* HAINES...MID LEVEL HAINES 6 THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH DRY AND
  UNSTABLE CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO DRY FUEL CONDITIONS...ANY FIRE START HAS THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WIND DRIVEN SPREAD. ADDITIONALLY...FIRE
  STARTS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD FROM SPOTTING
  AND GROWTH DUE TO INSTABILITY.

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 INSTABILITY CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
349 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

ORZ005>008-010-012-014>016-WAZ022-039-040-045-046-252300-
/O.CON.KPQR.HT.Y.0004.160825T2100Z-160827T0300Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. HELENS...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...
OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...
SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SWEET HOME...COTTAGE GROVE...ODELL...CORBETT...HOOD RIVER...
LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...
TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...COUGAR...CARSON...UNDERWOOD
349 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...THE LOWER COLUMBIA
RIVER...THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...AND THE UPPER HOOD RIVER
VALLEY...

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ST. HELENS...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON
  CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...
  CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...SANDY... ESTACADA...SWEET
  HOME...COTTAGE GROVE...ODELL...CORBETT...HOOD
  RIVER...LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
  WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE
  MERWIN...COUGAR...CARSON...UNDERWOOD

* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 90 TO 100.

* IMPACTS: THE ELDERLY...YOUTH...AND THOSE WITHOUT AIR
  CONDITIONING WILL BE VULNERABLE TO THE HEAT. THOSE WORKING
  OR EXERCISING OUTDOORS WILL BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF
  DEHYDRATION AND HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE
SUNSHINE...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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.

ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED
LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

THOSE SEEKING RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IN THE OCEAN...LAKES...POOLS...
OR RIVERS SHOULD BE DILIGENT ABOUT WATER SAFETY. WEAR A LIFE
PRESERVING VEST...MAINTAIN A GOOD DISTANCE FROM MOVING BOATS...
AND ONLY SWIM TO YOUR ABILITIES.

&&

$$



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