Heat Advisory & Fire Weather Watch Issued for Central Willamette Valley

Posted on July 14, 2023

Heat Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Portland OR

Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley- Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Upper Hood River Valley- Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge- Greater Vancouver Area- Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett, Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood

1209 AM PDT Fri Jul 14 2023

THE HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM TOMORROW FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 92 TO 97 DEGREES.

* WHERE…In Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area, Central   Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Upper Hood River Valley, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge. In Washington, Greater Vancouver Area, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge.

* WHEN…From noon to 9 PM PDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit 211info.org in Oregon or wa211.org in Washington

For more information from the National Weather Service visit

https://weather.gov/portland

 

Fire Weather Watch

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED

National Weather Service Portland OR

301 AM PDT Fri Jul 14 2023

There is a 50-60% chance for critically low relative humidity overlapping with sufficiently strong enough wind to result in critical fire weather conditions across southern portions of FWZ604 late Saturday afternoon into early Saturday evening.

Willamette Valley-

301 AM PDT Fri Jul 14 2023

 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER…

* AFFECTED AREA…In Oregon, Willamette

Valley.

* WINDS…North 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…15 to 20 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 Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland

 

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