Fire Weather Warning

ORZ639-WAZ639-160400-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0009.170715T1900Z-170716T0400Z/
East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades-
East Slopes of the Southern Washington Cascades-
1101 AM PDT Sat Jul 15 2017

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 639 IN
OREGON AND 639 IN WASHINGTON…

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zone 639 in Washington and Fire
weather zone 639 in Oregon.

* TIMING…Westerly winds will increase by early afternoon and
continue through the evening, behind a surface front.
Humidity values will reach critical values during the
afternoon and early evening hours.

* WIND…West winds 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph in
the Columbia Gorge.

* HUMIDITY…19 to 29 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 very warm temperatures
can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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