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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
819 PM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING OVER THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN AND THE NORTHERN BLUE
MOUNTAINS...

.HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE WITH A HIGH
LEVEL HAINES INDEX OF 6 ACROSS THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING. THE GREATEST FIRE CONCERNS WITH THESE HIGH HAINES
THREATS ARE THE WEST FORK IN OREGON AND THE BLUE CREEK FIRE IN
WASHINGTON.

ORZ639-WAZ639-641-643-021600-
/O.EXT.KPDT.FW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-150803T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
819 PM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR VERY
HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 639...639...641 AND
643...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639. IN WAZ639...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639. IN WAZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641. IN
  WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643.

* TIMING...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
  EVENING.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5-15 PERCENT.

* HAINES...5/6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  WEST FORK AND BLUE CREEK FIRES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR EXTREME
  FIRE BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
819 PM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING OVER THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN AND THE NORTHERN BLUE
MOUNTAINS...

.HOT...DRY...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE WITH A HIGH
LEVEL HAINES INDEX OF 6 ACROSS THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING. THE GREATEST FIRE CONCERNS WITH THESE HIGH HAINES
THREATS ARE THE WEST FORK IN OREGON AND THE BLUE CREEK FIRE IN
WASHINGTON.

ORZ641-021600-
/O.EXB.KPDT.FW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-150803T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
819 PM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR VERY HOT
AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641.

* TIMING...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  SUNDAY EVENING.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5-15 PERCENT.

* HAINES...5/6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

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