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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
245 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTH
WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND
FOOTHILLS...ALL OF THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS...AND THE CENTRAL OREGON
COAST RANGE THROUGH FRIDAY...

ORZ604>608-310000-
/O.EXT.KPQR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150801T0600Z/
ZONE 604-ZONE 605-ZONE 606-ZONE 607-ZONE 608-
245 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR604...OR605...OR606...OR607 AND OR608...

* AFFECTED ZONES...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 604...605...
  606...607 AND 608.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS INCLUDES MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF
  THE CASCADE CREST...WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF THE
  CASCADE CREST...AND THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND ADJACENT
  FOOTHILLS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID LEVEL HAINES 6 CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH
  FRIDAY.

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

* TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY 95 TO 100 OVER THE LOWLANDS...AND 80S
  TO LOW 90S 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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