Central Willamette Valley

 Heat Advisory  Statement as of 3:59 am PDT on July 29, 2015

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
9 PM PDT Friday for the Oregon Coast Range... Willamette
Valley... Columbia River gorge and Upper Hood River Valley...

A heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM
PDT Friday.

* Timing: Wednesday through at least Friday.

* Duration uncertainty: 90f to 95f temperatures will likely
persist into the weekend... and possibly into early next week.

* High temperatures: 95f to 102f. Hottest in the central and
southern Willamette Valley and central Columbia River gorge.

* Low temperatures: 55f to 65f.

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

* impacts: do not leave children and pets unattended in

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 2:45 PM PDT on July 29, 2015

... Red flag warning now in effect until 11 PM PDT Friday for
hot... dry... and unstable conditions combined with dry fuels for
fire weather zones or604... or605... or606... or607 and or608...

* affected areas... this includes Mt Hood National Forest west of
the Cascade crest... Willamette National Forest west of the
Cascade crest... and the Willamette Valley and adjacent

* Timing... this afternoon through Friday evening.

* Stability... mid level Haines 6 conditions continuing through

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

* Temperatures... generally 95 to 100 over The Lowlands... and 80s
to low 90s in the higher elevations.

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

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/Portland (all lower case)

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