Fire Weather Watch & Excessive Heat Watch Issued

Posted on August 11, 2023

FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER IN OREGON FOR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST AND WILLAMETTE VALLEY.

* WINDS…North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 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.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The period of highest concern at this time is Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening between Salem, OR and Eugene, OR.

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.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions. There is a 70% chance that high temperatures end up between 94F to 105F and low temperatures fail to drop below 63F to 70F Monday through Thursday.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

* WHEN…From Monday morning through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

 

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