Central Willamette Valley

 Heat Advisory  Statement as of 10:00 am PDT on July 28, 2015


... Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 9 PM
PDT Friday for the Willamette Valley and western and central
Columbia River gorge...

A heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 9 PM
PDT Friday.

* Timing: Wednesday through at least Friday.

* Uncertainty: 90f temperatures may persist into the weekend...
with the hottest temperatures likely in the central Columbia
River gorge and southern Willamette Valley.

* High temperatures: 95f to 100f.

* Low temperatures: 55f to 65f.

* 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.





 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 4:05 PM PDT on July 28, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon Wednesday to 11 PM PDT
Thursday 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 red flag
warning for hot... dry... and unstable conditions combined with dry
fuels... which is in effect from noon Wednesday to 11 PM PDT
Thursday.

* Affected zones... in Oregon... fire weather zones 604... 605...
606... 607 and 608.

* Affected areas... this includes Mt Hood National Forest west of
the Cascade crest... Willamette National Forest west of the
Cascade crest... and the southern Willamette Valley and adjacent
foothills.

* Timing... Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Stability... mid level Haines 6 conditions developing Wednesday
and continuing through at least Thursday.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 20 percent in many areas. Overnight
recoveries will be limited along and above thermal belts.

* Temperatures... generally 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 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.





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