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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
243 PM PDT MON JUL 27 2015

...THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO
DEVELOP ACROSS THE OREGON CASCADES AND THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...

ORZ604>608-280545-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.A.0004.150729T1900Z-150731T0600Z/
ZONE 604-ZONE 605-ZONE 606-ZONE 607-ZONE 608-
243 PM PDT MON JUL 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
OR604...OR605...OR606...OR607 AND OR608...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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

* AFFECTED AREA...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...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID LEVEL HAINES 6 CONDITIONS DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY
  AND CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY.

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

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

&&

$$

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



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