National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning

Posted on September 8, 2022

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
245 PM PDT Thu Sep 8 2022

...MODERATE TO STRONG EAST WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED FRIDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A strong area of low pressure along the Oregon and California
coasts will bring an increased chance for moderate to strong east
winds with critically dry conditions to northwest Oregon and
southwest Washington through Saturday. These conditions will
begin impacting the Oregon Cascades tonight and then spread to the
rest of the area by Friday morning, persisting through Saturday
evening.

ORZ602>604-WAZ660-663-665-667-091300-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0006.220909T1800Z-220911T0600Z/
North Oregon Coast Range-
East Slopes of the Central Oregon Coast Range-Willamette Valley-
Extreme South Washington Cascades and Foothills-
Eastern Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mt Adams Ranger District-
East Willapa Hills-Clark County Lowlands-
245 PM PDT Thu Sep 8 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 11 PM
PDT SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 602, 603, 604, 665, AND 667...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon, Fire Weather Zone 602 North Oregon
  Coast Range, Fire Weather Zone 603 East Slopes of the Central
  Oregon Coast Range and Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette
  Valley. In Washington, Fire Weather Zone 660 Extreme South
  Washington Cascades and Foothills, Fire Weather Zone 663
  Eastern Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mt Adams Ranger
  District, Fire Weather Zone 665 East Willapa Hills and Fire
  Weather Zone 667 Clark County Lowlands.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. East
  wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph can be expected
  near the west end of the Columbia Gorge and Oregon Coast Range
  ridges.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread
  which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
  potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
  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 the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
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