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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
845 PM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

ORZ602-603-605>608-WAZ602-604-660-262315-
/O.EXP.KPQR.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-160826T0400Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0005.160826T1800Z-160827T0400Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE-
EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST RANGE-
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-
845 PM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR DRY AND SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR602...OR603...OR605...OR606...OR607...OR608...
WA602...WA604 AND WA660...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR DRY
AND SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
OR602...OR603...OR605...OR606...OR607...OR608...WA602...WA604 AND
WA660...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...
  605...606...607 AND 608. IN WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONES
  602... 604 AND 660.

* HAINES...MID LEVEL HAINES 6 FRIDAY AFTERNOONS WITH DRY AND
  UNSTABLE CONDITIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 90S FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE
  LOWLANDS.

* IMPACTS...FIRE STARTS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD
  FROM SPOTTING AND FOR PLUME DOMINATED 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 WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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