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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 12:48 PM PDT on August 26, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening for
the Willamette Valley... the lower Columbia River valley... the
Columbia River gorge... and the Upper Hood River Valley...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Locations include: St. Helens... Hillsboro... Portland... Oregon
City... Gresham... Salem... McMinnville... Eugene... Springfield...
   Corvallis... Albany... Lebanon... Sandy... Estacada... Sweet
Home... Cottage Grove... ODell... Corbett... Hood River...
Longview... Kelso... Vancouver... Battle Ground... Washougal...
Toutle... Ariel... Lake Merwin... Cougar... Carson... Underwood

* high temperatures: 90 to 100.

* Impacts: the elderly... youth... and those without air
conditioning will be vulnerable to the heat. Those working
or exercising outdoors will be at an increased risk of
dehydration and heat-related illness.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location. Heat stroke is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

Those seeking relief from the heat in the Ocean... Lakes... pools...
or rivers should be diligent about water safety. Wear a life
preserving Vest... maintain a good distance from moving boats...
and only swim to your abilities.





Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:32 AM PDT on August 26, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Washington... fire weather zones 639... 641
and 675 covering the eastern Columbia River gorge and most of
Klickitat County... the lower Columbia Basin... the Yakima
Valley... and the Blue Mountain foothills. In Oregon... fire
weather zones 639 and 641 covering the eastern Columbia River
gorge... the lower Columbia Basin... and the Blue Mountain
foothills.

* Timing... winds will increase in the eastern Columbia River
gorge around noon then over the remainder of the watch area
by mid afternoon.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to
35 mph. The strongest wind will occur in the eastern Columbia
River gorge.

* Humidity... 15 to 25 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
The grassy areas will easily ignite with vehicle exhaust.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Keep vehicles with a hot
exhaust off of dry grass.

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.





846 am PDT Fri Aug 26 2016

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
9 PM PDT this evening for significantly unstable conditions for
fire weather zones or602... or603... or604... or605... or606...
or607... or608... wa602... wa604 and wa660...

* affected area... in Oregon... fire weather zones 602... 603...
604... 605... 606... 607 and 608. In Washington... fire weather
zones 602... 604 and 660.

* Haines... mid level Haines 6 this afternoon with dry and
unstable conditions.

* Relative humidity... minimum humidities around 15 percent.

* Temperatures... mid to upper 90s.

* Impacts... due to dry fuel conditions... any fire start has the
potential for rapid wind driven spread. Additionally... fire
starts will have the potential for rapid spread from spotting
and growth due to instability.

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.



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


Record Report

Statement as of 5:28 PM PDT on August 26, 2016


... Numerous daily record high temperatures set today...

Location August 26 old record / year
========================================================
Astoria, or 91 89 / 1933
Newport, or 86 80 / 1992
Portland, or (airport) 95 94 / 2010
Troutdale, or 96 95 / 1986
Hillsboro, or 96 (t) 96 / 2010
Salem, or 97 (t) 97 / 1967
Eugene, or 97 (t) 97 / 2010

This is a preliminary report with the maximum temperatures reported
as of 5 PM. If necessary, another report will be issued after the
end of the calendar day.

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