East Columbia River Gorge Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:49 PM PDT on July 03, 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Saturday for
winds and low relative humidity...

* affected areas: fire weather zone or610 east slopes of the
central Oregon Cascades... fire weather zone or640 central
mountains of Oregon... and fire weather zone 641 lower Columbia
Basin of Oregon west of Lexington and Umatilla.

* Timing... lowest relative humidity combined with stronger winds
expected to occur between 3 PM and 8 PM today and again on

* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

* Humidity... 8 to 15 percent

* impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Do not release fireworks
near areas of dry vegetation or flammable material.

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 5:20 PM PDT on July 3, 2015

... New daily record high temperatures for July 3rd...

Note: stations marked with * indicate that the station reports once
per day. For consistency... these values are considered to have
occurred on the day the observation was taken but may have actually
occurred (especially for Max temperature) on the previous day.

Station previous new records
                         record/year record began

Meacham, or 91 / 1970 93 1929
Walla Walla, WA 105 / 1985 105 (tied) 1930
Hanford, WA 105 / 1991 108 1945
Yakima, WA 100 / 1991 107 1909

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