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AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-

Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-

Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-

Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Western Columbia River Gorge-

South Washington Cascade Foothills-

Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,

Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,

Swisshome, Veneta, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park,

Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Corbett,

Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Toutle, Ariel,

Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar, North Bonneville, and Stevenson

745 AM PDT Fri Oct 2 2020

…AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT

MONDAY BELOW 2000 FEET…

* WHAT…Poor air quality below 2000 feet.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Cascade Foothills and

Western Columbia River Gorge. In Oregon, Coast Range of

Northwest Oregon, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Central

Coast Range of Western Oregon, Cascade Foothills in Lane

County and Western Columbia River Gorge.

* WHEN…Until 6 PM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…Poor air quality may cause issues for people with

respiratory problems.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A strong inversion over the region will

act like a lid over the interior, limiting mixing of the air

mass. In addition, there will be patchy smoke in spots,

primarily closer to the Riverside and Beachie Creek fires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People with respiratory illness should follow their physician’s

advice for dealing with high levels of air pollution during

periods of stagnant air.

According to state air quality agencies, prolonged periods of

stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground where people

live and breathe. Check with your local air quality agency for

any current restrictions in your area.

More information about air quality can be found at:

www.swcleanair.org,

www.oregon.gov/DEQ,

www.lrapa.org,

airnow.gov

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For more information from the National Weather Service visit

https://weather.gov/portland

 

FOG AND SMOKE UPDATE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, ST. HELENS, CLATSKANIE, HILLSBORO,
PORTLAND, WILSONVILLE, OREGON CITY, GRESHAM, TROUTDALE, SALEM,
MCMINNVILLE, WOODBURN, STAYTON, DALLAS, LONGVIEW, KELSO,
CASTLE ROCK, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL,
YACOLT, AND AMBOY
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING…

VERY LOW VISIBILITIES HAVE DIMINISHED. HOWEVER EXPECT
VISIBILITIES ONE-HALF TO 1 MILE TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH
THE SMOKE IN THE AREA. DENSE FOG MAY RETURN TONIGHT.

CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLN CITY, NEWPORT, CAPE FOULWEATHER,
YACHATS, FLORENCE, GRANDE RONDE, BURNT WOODS, TIDEWATER,
SWISSHOME, VENETA, EUGENE, SPRINGFIELD, CORVALLIS, ALBANY,
LEBANON, SANDY, ESTACADA, SILVER FALLS STATE PARK, SWEET HOME,
GOVERNMENT CAMP, DETROIT, SANTIAM PASS, VIDA, JASPER, LOWELL,
COTTAGE GROVE, MCKENZIE PASS, MCKENZIE BRIDGE, OAKRIDGE,
AND WILLAMETTE PASS
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

…DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SUNDAY…

* WHAT…VISIBILITY ONE TO TWO MILES IN DENSE SMOKE.

* WHERE…SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY, CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY,
CENTRAL OREGON COAST, NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES, NORTHERN
OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS, CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY AND
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON.

* WHEN…UNTIL 8 AM PDT SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…VERY UNHEALTHY TO HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY
CONDITIONS DUE TO THE DENSE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. FOR
MORE INFORMATION ON LATEST AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS, GO ONLINE TO
THE THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT QUALITY OR THE LANE
REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION AGENCY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS TO AVOID
INHALING SMOKE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND
LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT
HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

DENSE FOG ADVISORY

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
536 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, ST. HELENS, CLATSKANIE, HILLSBORO,
PORTLAND, WILSONVILLE, OREGON CITY, GRESHAM, TROUTDALE, SALEM,
MCMINNVILLE, WOODBURN, STAYTON, DALLAS, LONGVIEW, KELSO,
CASTLE ROCK, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL,
YACOLT, AND AMBOY
536 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…VISIBILITY OF A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS IN DENSE FOG.
VISIBILITY MAY IMPROVE TO UP TO 1 TO 2 MILES AT TIMES IN A MIX
OF FOG AND SMOKE.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY AND
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA. IN OREGON, NORTH OREGON COAST, LOWER
COLUMBIA, GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE
VALLEY.

* WHEN…UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS DUE TO
THE DENSE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION
ON LATEST AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS, GO ONLINE TO THE THE OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT QUALITY OR THE LANE REGIONAL AIR
POLLUTION AGENCY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF
DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

&&

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Air Quality Public Health Warning 9/9/2020

Information provided by Clatsop County Public Health

 

Situation:

This morning Clatsop County Public health reached out to the National Weather Service to inquire about the smoke forecast for the coming days.  Forecasters indicated that the current East winds we have been experiencing will shift overnight to the South East.  This direction will bring the heaviest smoke from the current large wildfires, directly into Clatsop County.  The winds will continue to shift till they are onshore (west). At that point the smoke that has already worked its way offshore for the last two days will return, potentially impacting Oregon and Clatsop County a second time.

 

Public Health Warning:

Public Health is warning all residents to expect significantly poor air quality lasting into this weekend. Please prepare yourselves to respond to hazardous conditions.  Communities on the central coast currently experiencing these levels of smoke have Air Quality Index (AQI) values exceeding the Hazardous level. This air quality could cause serious health impacts for all people.

 

Public Health Impacts:

Patients with chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema as well as cardiac disease may experience exacerbations when affected by wildfire smoke.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS:

  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed and any gaps in the building envelope sealed. Avoid strenuous activity.
  • If available and if needed for comfort, run an air-conditioner on the “recirculate” setting. Be sure to change the filter at appropriate intervals. Other types of room or central air filtration systems may help remove airborne particles, but they need to be selected to adequately filter the area in which they serve. Some electronic air cleaners and ozone generating “filters” can generate dangerous amounts of ozone indoors (see the Wildfire Smoke – A Guide for Public Health Officials resource). These ozone filtration systems do not remove harmful contaminants from the air and are not recommended.
  • Never operate gasoline powered generators indoors – they produce dangerous carbon monoxide. Avoid smoking, using wood stoves, and other activities that add to indoor air contamination.
  • If there is a period of improved air quality, open up (air out) the house and clean to remove dust particles that have accumulated inside.
  • Humidifiers or breathing through a wet washcloth may be useful in dry climates to keep mucous membranes moist, although this does nothing to prevent inhalation of contaminants.
  • When riding in a car, keep the windows and vents closed. If comfort requires air circulation, turn the air-conditioning on “re-circulate” to reduce the amount of outside air drawn into the car.
  • Patients with asthma, heart disease, and others considered at high risk from health effects from contaminant inhalation should be moved to an adequate “clean air” shelter, which may be in their home, in the home of a friend or relative, or in a publicly-provided “clean air” shelter.
  • Have at least 1 week of any respiratory medications on hand.
  • Have back up oxygen tanks on hand if you relay on an oxygen concentrator, in case the power goes out.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE:

  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed and any gaps in the building envelope sealed. Consider using your basement if one is available.
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous activity.
  • Employers engaged in strenuous outdoor work should consider light duty projects if possible.

 

Use of Masks:

Paint, dust, and surgical masks are not effective obstacles to inhalation of the fine airborne particles generated by wildfires. For information on use of respiratory protection for adults see “Wildfire Smoke – A Guide for Public Health Officials.”  KN-95 and N-95 masks provide better filtration of particles as long as they are fitted.

The above is an excerpt from: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.

 

Other Resources:

CDC: symptoms of wild fire smoke and self care steps:

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/smoke.html

 

CDC: wildfire smoke and COVID 19 questions and answers:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html

 

CDC: How to create a clean air space in your home:

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/create-clean-room-protect-indoor-air-quality-during-wildfire

 

Effects for kids:

https://www.pehsu.net/HealthProf_Acute_Risk_of_Wildfires.html

 

OHA wildfire preparedness:

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preparedness/prepare/pages/prepareforwildfire.aspx#health

 

Oregon Smoke Blog:

http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/p/air-quality-forecasting.html

 

Oregon Satellite Imagery:

https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/?parms=local-Portland-truecolor-48-0-100-1&checked=counties-map&colorbar=undefined

 

WIND ADVISORY UPDATE

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UA30018. Sep 08, 2020 15:53:55
0000 ATP6 OR0040100 20200908 15:53:54 (ATP9)
OR0040100 – PD ASTORIA
ATP6
(ATP6)

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
326 PM PDT TUE SEP 8 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, LINCOLN CITY, NEWPORT, CAPE FOULWEATHER,
YACHATS, FLORENCE, VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT, LEES CAMP,
TRASK, GRANDE RONDE, BURNT WOODS, TIDEWATER, SWISSHOME, VENETA,
HILLSBORO, PORTLAND, WILSONVILLE, OREGON CITY, GRESHAM,
TROUTDALE, SALEM, MCMINNVILLE, WOODBURN, STAYTON, DALLAS, EUGENE,
SPRINGFIELD, CORVALLIS, ALBANY, LEBANON, VANCOUVER,
BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL, YACOLT, AND AMBOY
326 PM PDT TUE SEP 8 2020

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…EAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* WHERE…NORTHWEST OREGON COAST RANGE, THE NORTHERN WILLAMETTEVALLEY, AND THE
GREATER PORTLAND-VANCOUVER METRO AREA.

* WHEN…UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS.
SOME SMALL TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND ADDITIONAL POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON DUE TO TREES OR POWER LINES ACROSS ROADS FROM
STRONGER WINDS OVERNIGHT AND EARLIER TODAY.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
SLOW DOWN USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING
A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT
HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

HIGH WIND ADVISORY

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UA30005. Sep 08, 2020 11:26:07
0000 ATP6 OR0040100 20200908 11:26:06 (ATP9)
OR0040100 – PD ASTORIA
ATP6
(ATP6)

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1121 AM PDT TUE SEP 8 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, AND PACIFIC CITY
1121 AM PDT TUE SEP 8 2020

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
…HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED…
…HEAT ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

* WHAT…EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 35 TO 40 MPH.

* WHERE…NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. SOME
SMALL TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND ADDITIONAL POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON DUE TO TREES OR POWER LINES ACROSS ROADS FROM STRONGER
WINDS OVERNIGHT AND EARLIER TODAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TEMPERATURES ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED TO
REACH INTO THE 90S THIS AFTERNOON, AND THE HEAT ADVISORY HAS
BEEN CANCELED.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

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COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, HILLSBORO, PORTLAND, WILSONVILLE, OREGON CITY,
GRESHAM, TROUTDALE, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD,
WASHOUGAL, YACOLT, AND AMBOY
1121 AM PDT TUE SEP 8 2020

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
…HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED…

* WHAT…EAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* WHERE…NORTHWEST OREGON COAST RANGE, THE NORTHERN WILLAMETTE
VALLEY, AND THE GREATER PORTLAND-VANCOUVER METRO AREA.

* WHEN…UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. SOME
SMALL TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND ADDITIONAL POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON DUE TO TREES OR POWER LINES ACROSS ROADS FROM STRONGER
WINDS OVERNIGHT AND EARLIER TODAY.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS

HEAT ADVISORY

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
252 PM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, AND PACIFIC CITY
252 PM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY…
…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…STRONG EAST WINDS AND HOT TEMPERATURES EXPECTED.

* WHERE…NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WINDS…EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 TO 60 MPH
EXPECTED FOR HIGHER TERRAIN NEAR THE COAST.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S, HOTTEST
TUESDAY FROM TILLAMOOK SOUTHWARD. LOWS TONIGHT MOSTLY IN THE
60S, THOUGH THERE MAY BE COOL SPOTS IN LOCATIONS PROTECTED FROM
THE EAST WINDS.

* WHEN…FOR THE HIGH WIND WARNING, UNTIL 1 PM PDT TUESDAY. FOR
THE HEAT ADVISORY, UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…TREE LIMBS AND EVEN WHOLE TREES WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE
TO BEING BLOWN DOWN. BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL
WILL BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. HOT
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE HEAT ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID BEING OUTSIDE IN FORESTED AREAS AND AROUND
TREES AND BRANCHES. IF POSSIBLE, REMAIN IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF
YOUR HOME DURING THE WINDSTORM, AND AVOID WINDOWS. USE CAUTION IF
YOU MUST DRIVE.

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT
OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG
CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

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 LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE. 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

RED FLAG WARNING

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
239 PM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

…HISTORIC SEPTEMBER EAST WIND EVENT EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY…

…EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY…

…DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY…

NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND WEST WILLAPA HILLS-
239 PM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 601…
612 AND 664…

* AFFECTED AREA…
IN OREGON…
– FIRE WEATHER ZONE 601 NORTH OREGON COAST, AND
– FIRE WEATHER ZONE 612 CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

IN WASHINGTON…
– FIRE WEATHER ZONE 664 SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND WEST WILLAPA
HILLS.

* WINDS…EAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. GUSTS AS HIGH
AS 60 MPH ACROSS EXPOSED RIDGES AND CAPES, MAINLY NORTH OF
NEWPORT. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT. POOR TO MODERATE
OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES.

* IMPACTS…CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD
WHICH MAY THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY. USE EXTRA CAUTION WITH
POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES, ESPECIALLY IN GRASSY AREAS.
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 THE
ABOVE CONDITIONS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

 

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
423 AM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

ORZ001-071930-
/O.NEW.KPQR.HT.Y.0004.200907T2300Z-200909T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.HW.W.0004.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, AND PACIFIC CITY
423 AM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 1 PM PDT TUESDAY…

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT
TUESDAY FOR AREAS TILLAMOOK SOUTHWARD…

* WHAT…STRONG EAST WINDS AND HOT TEMPERATURES EXPECTED.

* WHERE…NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WINDS…EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 TO 65 MPH
EXPECTED.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S, HOTTEST
TUESDAY. LOWS TONIGHT MOSTLY IN THE 60S, THOUGH THERE MAY BE
COOL SPOTS IN LOCATIONS PROTECTED FROM THE EAST WINDS.

* WHEN…FOR THE HIGH WIND WARNING, FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1
PM PDT TUESDAY. FOR THE HEAT ADVISORY, FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…TREE LIMBS AND EVEN WHOLE TREES WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO
BEING BLOWN DOWN. BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL WILL BE
DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. HOT DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE HEAT ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID BEING OUTSIDE IN FORESTED AREAS AND AROUND
TREES AND BRANCHES. IF POSSIBLE, REMAIN IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF
YOUR HOME DURING THE WINDSTORM, AND AVOID WINDOWS. USE CAUTION IF
YOU MUST DRIVE.

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT
OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG
CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

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 LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE. 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.

&&

$$

ORZ003-010-WAZ040-071930-
/O.CON.KPQR.HW.W.0004.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, SANDY, ESTACADA, SILVER FALLS STATE PARK,
SWEET HOME, TOUTLE, ARIEL, LAKE MERWIN, YALE LAKE, AND COUGAR
423 AM PDT MON SEP 7 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 1 PM PDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH
EXPECTED. LOCALLY STRONGER WIND GUSTS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE
RIDGETOPS.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS. IN
OREGON, COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND NORTHERN OREGON
CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

* WHEN…FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 1 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…TREE LIMBS AND EVEN WHOLE TREES WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE
TO BEING BLOWN DOWN. BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL
WILL BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

* FIRE CONCERNS…CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
SPREAD. USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID BEING OUTSIDE IN FORESTED AREAS AND AROUND
TREES AND BRANCHES. IF POSSIBLE, REMAIN IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF
YOUR HOME DURING THE WINDSTORM, AND AVOID WINDOWS. USE CAUTION IF
YOU MUST DRIVE.

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RED FLAG WARNING

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
331 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

…HISTORIC SEPTEMBER EAST WIND EVENT LIKELY, PEAKING MONDAY
NIGHT AND TUESDAY…

…EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY…

.Hot, dry, and strong easterly winds are expected starting Monday
afternoon, peaking overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, then
slowly easing through Tuesday evening. These winds have the
potential to reach historic speeds for early to mid September.
Winds likely to initially reach speeds greater than 15 mph in Fire
Weather Zones 605, 607 and 660 by midday Monday but will quickly
increase in all other zones later Monday and Monday night.
Relative humidities are expected to reach critical levels
overnight and Tuesday with the influx of dry air.

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills-
331 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM
PDT WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 601…612 AND 664…

* Affected Area…
In Oregon…
– Fire Weather Zone 601 North Oregon Coast, and
– Fire Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast.

In Washington…
– Fire Weather Zone 664 South Washington Coast and West Willapa
Hills.

* Winds…East 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Gusts as
high as 60 mph across exposed ridges and capes, mainly north
of Newport.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 13 percent. Poor to moderate
overnight humidity recoveries.

* Impacts…Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread
which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
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 the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.