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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
842 AM 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-WAZ602-604-660-012000-
/O.EXT.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-
842 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW 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 100 TO 105 OVER THE LOWLANDS...AND 85
  TO 95 IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* WIND...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASINGLY BECOME AN ISSUE
  TODAY AND SATURDAY. SUSTAINED 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)



Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
318 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015



ORZ006>008-014>016-WAZ039-045-046-010400-
/O.CON.KPQR.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150801T0400Z/
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
318 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.



* TIMING: THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 100 TO 105 DEGREES. HOTTEST IN THE CENTRAL
  AND SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE.

* LOW TEMPERATURES: 60 TO 65 DEGREES.

* DURATION UNCERTAINTY: 90 TO 98 DEGREE TEMPERATURES WILL
  LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY.
  THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE CENTRAL AND
  SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.

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

* 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.

&&

$$



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