Upper Hood River 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 Watch  Statement as of 7:16 am PDT on July 28, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Thursday evening for hot... dry... and unstable conditions
combined with dry fuels for fire weather zones or604... or605...
or606... or607 and or608...

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

* Affected area... 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 Thursday.

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

* Temperatures... 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 Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.





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