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Red Flag Warning

Issued: 2023-08-11 14:27:00 PDT|Expiring: 2023-08-14 20:00:00 PDT

CENTRAL OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST-

227 PM PDT FRI AUG 11 2023

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT TO

8 PM PDT MONDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE

WEATHER ZONES 606 AND 608...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG

WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT

FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT TO 8 PM PDT MONDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER

WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 606 CENTRAL

OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 608 WILLAMETTE

NATIONAL FOREST.

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH PERIODS OF 10 TO 20 MPH,

PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT AND DURING THE MORNING HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 25%.

* 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 STRONGEST EASTERLY WINDS WILL MOST

LIKELY OCCUR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING AND THEN

AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

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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