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Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 8:39 PM PDT on July 31, 2015


... Excessive heat warning now in effect until 9 PM PDT Saturday
for the Willamette Valley... Columbia River gorge... and Upper Hood
River Valley...


The excessive heat warning is now in effect until 9 PM PDT
Saturday.

* Timing: through Saturday evening.

* High temperatures: 95 to 100 degrees. Hottest in the central
and southern Willamette Valley and central Columbia River gorge.

* Low temperatures: 60 to 65 degrees.

* Duration: Saturday should be the last very hot day. Temperatures
will gradually cool each day with daytime temperatures below 90
degrees by Tuesday.

* Locations include: Eugene... Springfield... Corvallis...
Albany... ODell... Salem... McMinnville... Hillsboro...
Portland... Oregon City... Gresham... Vancouver... Battle
Ground... Washougal

* impacts: do not leave children and pets unattended in
automobiles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

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.





Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:53 PM PDT on July 31, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on August 02, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM PDT Saturday
for very hot and dry conditions for fire weather zones or640...
wa641... or642... and wa643...

* affected area... or/wa639... or640... wa641... or642... and wa643.

* Timing... hot and dry conditions will continue through Saturday.

* Wind... winds will be out of the west will range from 4 to 8 mph
Saturday.

* Humidity... 8 to 11 percent.

* Haines... 6.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Corner creek... West Fork... and Blue Creek fire should be
prepared for extreme fire behavior. 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
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.





143 PM PDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM PDT Saturday
for hot... dry... unstable conditions combined with critically dry
fuels for Oregon fire weather zones 602... 603... 604... 605... 606...
607... 608... and Washington fire weather zones 602... 604 and 660...

* affected zones... in Oregon... fire weather zones 602... 603...
604... 605... 606... 607 and 608. In Washington... fire weather
zones 602... 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 Saturday evening.

* Stability... mid and high level Haines 5 to 6 at times. Very
unstable conditions could promote column growth to 10 to 12
thousand feet msl or greater under intense burning conditions.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 20 percent in many areas. Overnight
recoveries will be poor along and above thermal belts.

* Temperatures... generally 95 to 105 over The Lowlands... and 85
to 95 in the higher elevations.

* Wind... gusty afternoon and evening winds through Saturday.
Sustained north to northwest winds 8 to 14 mph with gusts to
25 mph expected for exposed areas by Saturday afternoon.

* Impacts... the combination of an increasingly hot... dry... and
unstable environment... gusty winds... 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.





Record Report

Statement as of 4:35 PM PDT on July 31, 2015


... Record daily high temperature set at Eugene or...

A record high temperature of 103 degrees was set at Eugene or today.
This breaks the old record of 99 set in 1974.

This report will be updated if the temperature increases any more
this afternoon.


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