Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:07 PM PDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening
for gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 610, 640,
641, and 675...
... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am to 9 PM PDT Thursday for
gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 10 am to 9 PM PDT Thursday.

* Affected area... in Washington... fire zones 641 and 675 covering
the southern Kittitas and southern Yakima valleys as well as the
lower Columbia Basin. In Oregon... fire zones 640 and 641
covering central and north central Oregon and the lower
Columbia Basin.

* Timing... winds will gradually decrease overnight but increase
again on Thursday.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 10 to 20 mph with local gusts to
30 mph.

* Humidity... 10 to 20 percent.

* 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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