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Washington, Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:28 AM PDT on August 03, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM PDT Tuesday
for gusty winds and low relative humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM PDT Tuesday.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... Washington and Oregon fire zones 639 and
641... east slopes of the southern Washington and northern Oregon
Cascades and the lower Columbia Basin.

* Timing... strongest winds will occur between 2 PM and 8 PM.

* Wind... west to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. In
the eastern Columbia River gorge... west to northwest 15 to 25
mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Humidity... 10-22 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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.






Record Report

Statement as of 5:27 PM PDT on August 02, 2015


... Record high temperature set at Yakima WA...

a record high temperature of 104 degrees was set at Yakima WA today.
This breaks the old record of 100 set in 2009.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:12 AM PDT on August 03, 2015


Added Bend... Prosser... Milton-Freewater... Dayton

... Monthly climate statistics for northeast Oregon and southeast
Washington for the month of July...

Location avg dep avg dep avg dep pcpn dep Max day Max day min day
                       hi lo wnd tmp tmp

Pendleton ap 76 +3.6 92 +3.7 61 +3.4 T -0.32 40 15 104 2 49 28
Bend 68 +3.1 84 +2.2 52 +4.0 0.40 -0.16 26 21 97 31 41 27
Kennewick 80 +4.4 95 +4.3 66 +4.6 0.00 -0.22 33 10 105 4 58 28
La Grande 71 +1.5 87 +1.8 55 +1.2 0.69 +0.01 39 8 99 6 45 28
dalles ap 79 +4.7 93 +4.7 65 +4.7 T -0.17 44 15 109 31 55 28
Walla Walla 80 +4.8 93 +3.8 67 +5.8 0.04 -0.55 38 12 106 31 55 28
Yakima ap 77 +6.5 95 +6.9 59 +6.1 0.06 -0.16 56 27 107 3 51 29
Condon 71 +4.3 87 +4.2 55 +4.5 0.12 -0.36 39 11 99 4 44 28
John Day 68 -1.3 85 -2.8 50 +0.2 0.60 +0.00 34 8 98 3 38 28
Redmond ap 67 +1.6 87 +1.4 48 +1.7 0.44 -0.09 45 6 101 30 36 28
Heppner 73 +3.5 88 +2.7 58 +4.4 0.35 +0.02 34 10 101 3 47 22
Mitchell 2 E 68 +0.8 83 +0.4 54 +1.1 0.98 +0.63 24 12 97 3 43 28
Moro 73 +4.1 87 +4.2 58 +3.9 0.06 -0.17 33 21 103 3 45 28
Dayton 1wsw 74 +2.9 90 +3.3 58 +2.5 0.00 -0.47 27 21 102 3 47 28
Bickleton 72 +5.7 85 +5.7 58 +5.7 0.00 -0.23 32 25 102 31 41 16
Ellensburg 73 +4.0 90 +5.8 56 +2.2 T -0.33 49 21 103 3 48 26
Sisters 66 +1.7 86 +1.2 46 +2.2 0.02 -0.51 35 11 101 2 35 28
Madras 68 +2.0 87 +1.3 49 +2.7 0.32 -0.22 29 6 101 31 40 28
Prineville 70 +3.0 87 +0.8 53 +5.3 1.05 +0.49 34 8 100 2 43 28
Sunriver 63 +1.4 82 -0.3 44 +3.0 1.82 +1.16 14 25 98 31 35 27
Cle Elum 70 +4.1 85 +5.6 55 +2.6 0.00 -0.59 34 10 98 10 47 29
Hermiston ap 78 +4.1 94 +5.6 61 +2.7 0.09 -0.13 34 20 106 31 49 28
Milton freewa 79 +4.3 92 +3.1 66 +5.6 0.00 -0.44 28 10 103 3 58 27
Goldendale 71 +3.4 89 +3.4 54 +3.4 0.27 +0.17 30 11 103 3 43 28
Baker City 66 -0.3 85 +0.1 47 -0.7 2.72 +2.07 36 10 99 31 33 28
Tri Cities ap 78 +4.0 95 +4.2 60 +3.9 T -0.28 33 10 108 31 48 28
Prosser 79 +4.3 93 +3.2 64 +5.5 0.00 -0.20 27 25 105 4 53 28
\n\n$$\n
avg=average of all high and low temperatures
dep=departure from normal
avg hi= average high temperature
avg lo=average low temperature
pcpn=total precipitation
maxwnd=peak wind gust in miles per hour
day=day reported
na=element not reported
Max temp=highest temperature reported
min temp=lowest temperature reported

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