Lower Columbia Basin of Washington

 Heat Advisory  Statement as of 7:46 PM PDT on July 2, 2015

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Friday...

* high temperatures... 100 to 106 degrees Friday afternoon.

* Timing... hottest temperatures will occur between 2 PM and 6
PM. Overnight lows tonight will run in the 60s to lower 70s.

* Impacts... the potential exists for heat exhaustion and heat
stroke due to the hot temperatures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-
conditioned room if possible... stay out of the sun... and check up
on relatives and neighbors.

 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 3:00 PM PDT on July 2, 2015

... Red flag warning in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 am PDT Sunday
for winds and low relative humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 3 PM Friday to 9 am PDT Sunday.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... the northern half of fire weather zone 675
eastern Washington Columbia Basin... covering southeast Kittitas
Valley... the Yakima Valley... and the Hanford district.

* Timing... lowest relative humidity combined with stronger winds
expected to occur between 4 PM through 8 PM Friday and again on
Saturday. Winds are expected to shift to the north and become
breezy Saturday night.

* Wind... west to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph Friday through
Saturday. North winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph Saturday

* Humidity... as low as 10 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 5:11 PM PDT on July 2, 2015

... New daily record high temperatures for July 1st...

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

The Dalles, or 102 / 2013 106 1929
Walla Walla, WA 105 / 2013 105 (tied) 1930

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