Red Flag Warning

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
915 AM PDT Wed Sep 6 2017

North Oregon Coast-North Oregon Coast Range-
East Slopes of the Central Oregon Coast Range-Willamette Valley-
North Oregon Cascade Foothills-Central Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Mt. Hood National Forest West of Cascade Crest-
Willamette National Forest-Central Oregon Coast-
Extreme South Washington Cascades and Foothills-
Eastern Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mt Adams Ranger District-
South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills-East Willapa Hills-
Clark County Lowlands-
915 AM PDT Wed Sep 6 2017

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
601…602…603…604…605…606…607…608…612…660…663…
664…665 AND 667…

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag
Warning for abundant lightning…which is in effect from 3 PM
this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Thursday.

 

* What…Thunderstorms with LAL 3 will be possible. Thunderstorms
will generally be moving northwestward fast enough to prevent
widespread wetting rains.

* Where…Northwest Oregon and southwest Washington

* When…Late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

* Thunderstorm Evolution…The focus late this afternoon/evening
and tonight will likely be south of a line extending between Mt
Jefferson and Tillamook. The focus should shift north of a line
extending between the Three Sisters and Tillamook for Thursday.

* Impacts…Frequent lightning and critically dry fuels may result
in numerous fire starts.

 

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 visit: http://weather.gov/portland