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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
839 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON FROM THE COAST RANGE TO THE
CASCADES THROUGH FRIDAY...

ORZ603>608-WAZ604-660-310045-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150801T0600Z/
ZONE 603-ZONE 604-ZONE 605-ZONE 606-ZONE 607-ZONE 608-ZONE 660-
839 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS
FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 603...604...605...606...607...608
AND WASHINGTON FIRE WEATHER ZONES 604 AND 660...

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

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS INCLUDES GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL
  FOREST...MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST WEST OF THE CASCADE CREST...
  THE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST...PORTIONS OF THE SIUSLAW
  NATIONAL FOREST...THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND ADJACENT
  FOOTHILLS...AS WELL AS THE CLARK COUNTY LOWLANDS. ODF...BLM...
  AND WASHINGTON DNR LANDS ARE INCLUDED AS WELL.

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID LEVEL HAINES 6...WITH HIGH LEVEL HAINES 5.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ALONG AND ABOVE THERMAL BELTS.

* TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY 100 TO 105 OVER THE LOWLANDS...AND 85
  TO 95 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.

&&

$$

WEAGLE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
839 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON FROM THE COAST RANGE TO THE
CASCADES THROUGH FRIDAY...

ORZ602-WAZ602-310045-
/O.EXA.KPQR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150801T0600Z/
ZONE 602-
839 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS
FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONE 602 AND WASHINGTON FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 602...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH
CRITICALLY DRY FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY.

* AFFECTED ZONES...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 602. IN
  WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 602.

* AFFECTED AREA...NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE AND EAST WILLAPA HILLS.
  THIS INCLUDES PORTIONS OF THE SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST...THE
  TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST...AND OTHER ODF...WASHINGTON DNR...AND
  BLM LANDS.

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* STABILITY...MID LEVEL HAINES 6...WITH HIGH LEVEL HAINES 5.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ALONG AND ABOVE THERMAL BELTS.

* TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY IN THE 90S...AND AS HIGH AS 98 TO 103
  DEGREES IN THE LOWER ELEVATION VALLEYS.

* WINDS...EXPOSED RIDGES...AS WELL AS THE COWLITZ AND COLUMBIA
  RIVER VALLEYS...WILL LIKELY SEE NORTH WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
826 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE MID-LEVEL AIR MASS WILL PROVIDE
AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ACTIVE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

WAZ652-658-659-661-310100-
/O.CON.KSEW.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150801T0500Z/
WEST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-NORTH CASCADES-
CENTRAL CASCADES-EAST PORTION OF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS-
826 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ABOVE 2000 FEET ELEVATION IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 652...658...659 AND 661.
  THIS INCLUDES THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND THE CASCADES WEST OF
  THE CREST. THIS WARNING IS TARGETED TO LOCATIONS ABOVE 2000
  FEET ELEVATION.

* HAINES...MID-LEVEL HAINES 5-6...IN COMBINATION WITH
  HIGH-LEVEL HAINES 5. THIS INDICATES A VERY DRY AND SOMEWHAT
  UNSTABLE AIR MASS.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME
  OF YEAR.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING BELOW 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON...WITH POOR NIGHTTIME HUMIDITY RECOVERY THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...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 DRY AND UNSTABLE
AIR MASS WITH WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ACTIVE FIRE
BEHAVIOR. IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...SIGNIFICANT GROWTH ON EXISTING
FIRES HAS HISTORICALLY TAKEN PLACE UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

HANER

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
535 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

ORZ616-310245-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0014.150730T1800Z-150731T0300Z/
UMPQUA BASIN-
535 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
   8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR A HAINES INDEX OF 6 OVER THE CABLE
   CROSSING WILDFIRE IN OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONE 616...

* HAINES INDEX: 6 (HIGH).

* IMPACTS: HIGH LEVEL HAINES INDEX OF 6 IS CONDUCIVE TO PLUME
  DOMINATED FIRE.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN AND AROUND THE CABLE CROSSING FIRE IN FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 616.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: NORTH CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WILDFIRE CREWS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF PLUME
DOMINATED FIRE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

&&

$$

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