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Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
537 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...HOT, DRY, AND UNSTABLE WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
OVER SOUTHEAST OREGON...

...DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND KITTITAS
VALLEY TODAY...

Hot, dry, and unstable conditions continue with a slight chance
of thunderstorms today primarily over the mountains of central
Oregon. Meanwhile, breezy winds and low RHs are expected to
produce critical fire weather conditions for the Columbia Basin
and Kittitas Valley this afternoon and evening.

ORZ641-WAZ690-691-142200-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0007.240714T1800Z-240715T0400Z/
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-Kittitas Valley-
Lower Columbia Basin-
537 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR641, WA690, AND WA691...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 641 Lower Columbia Basin of
  Oregon, 690 Kittitas Valley and 691 Lower Columbia Basin.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...The combination of sustained wind and low relative
  humidity will result in conditions conducive to rapid fire
  spread and extreme fire behavior.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
221 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WASHINGTON...

WAZ705>707-709-150400-
/O.CON.KOTX.FW.W.0005.240714T2100Z-240715T0400Z/
Foothills of Central Washington Cascades (Zone 705)-
Waterville Plateau (Zone 706)-Western Columbia Basin (Zone 707)-
Lower Palouse - Snake River (Zone 709)-
221 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
FOOTHILLS OF THE CENTRAL WASHINGTON CASCADES AND THE WATERVILLE
PLATEAU...

* Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 705 Foothills of Central
  Washington Cascades (Zone 705), Fire Weather Zone 706
  Waterville Plateau (Zone 706), Fire Weather Zone 707 Western
  Columbia Basin (Zone 707) and Fire Weather Zone 709 Lower
  Palouse  -Snake River (Zone 709).

* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. The winds will
  be strongest for the Western Columbia Basin in the late
  afternoon and evening hours. The winds will be strongest for
  the Lower Palouse Snake River area during the afternoon.

* Relative Humidities: 8 to 18 percent.

* Impacts: The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity
  values, hot temperatures, and dried fuels could lead to rapid
  fire spread on existing or new fires.

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.

&&

$$


Heat Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
553 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

ORZ041-044-049-503-505>508-511-WAZ024-026>029-521-150500-
/O.CON.KPDT.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-240715T0500Z/
Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Oregon-Lower Columbia Basin of
Oregon-Grande Ronde Valley-Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-John
Day Basin-Ochoco-John Day Highlands-Foothills of the Northern
Blue Mountains of Oregon-Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains
of Oregon-Central Oregon-Eastern Columbia River Gorge of
Washington-Kittitas Valley-Yakima Valley-Lower Columbia Basin of
Washington-Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington-Simcoe
Highlands-
Including the cities of Ukiah, Boardman, Mitchell, Athena, White
Salmon, Prineville, Union, Bickleton, Tri-Cities, Seneca, Bend,
Yakima, Connell, Ione, Spray, Waitsburg, Goldendale, Monument,
Hermiston, North Powder, Paulina, Heppner, The Dalles, Prairie
City, Dayton, Long Creek, Sunnyside, Brothers, Thorp, Ellensburg,
La Grande, Walla Walla, Cove, John Day, Pilot Rock, Pendleton,
Fossil, Madras, Condon, Naches, Toppenish, Elgin, Dayville,
Arlington, Prosser, and Redmond
553 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Hot conditions with temperatures of 95 to 105 degrees. This
  will pose a moderate risk of heat-related illness.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and northeast Oregon
  and central, south central, and southeast Washington.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat will significantly increase the risk of
  heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat,
  especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

JS

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
220 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ032>038-041-043-044-047-049-150500-
/O.CON.KOTX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-240715T0500Z/
Northern Panhandle-Coeur d`Alene Area-Idaho Palouse-Central
Panhandle Mountains-Lewiston Area-Lewis and Southern Nez Perce
Counties-Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties-Washington Palouse-
Moses Lake Area-Upper Columbia Basin-Spokane Area-Northeast
Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Wenatchee Area-Okanogan Valley-
Waterville Plateau-Central Chelan County-Western Okanogan County-
Including the cities of Tekoa, Brewster, Lookout Pass,
Waterville, Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Twisp, Uniontown,
Oakesdale, Newport, Colville, Mullan, Osburn, Fairfield,
Culdesac, Fruitland, Moses Lake, Hayden, Moscow, Creston,
Cashmere, Rockford, Springdale-Hunters Road, Schweitzer Mountain
Road, St. Maries, Spokane Valley, Nespelem, Rosalia, Airway
Heights, Colfax, Bridgeport, Genesee, Clark Fork, Peck,
Wenatchee, Craigmont, Northport, Winchester, Grand Coulee,
Davenport, Leavenworth, Kellogg, Winthrop, Deer Park, Badger
Mountain Road, Number 2 Canyon, Coulee City, Alpowa Summit, La
Crosse, Sherman Pass, Coeur d`Alene, Tiger, Athol, Fourth Of July
Pass, Plummer, Wauconda, Wilbur, Kamiah, Inchelium, Potlatch,
Omak, Mansfield, Orin-Rice Road, Loup Loup Pass, Pomeroy,
Harrington, Chewelah, Metaline Falls, Plain, Republic, Lewiston
Grade, Odessa, Conconully, Wallace, Nezperce, Eastport, Gifford,
Ione, Lewiston, Disautel Pass, Fernwood, Methow, Dobson Pass,
Priest River, Bonners Ferry, Cheney, Kettle Falls, Metaline,
Number 1 Canyon, Lapwai, Chelan, Boulder Creek Road, Soldiers
Meadow Road, Tonasket, Sandpoint, Pangborn Airport, Chesaw Road,
Flowery Trail Road, Ephrata, Quincy, Othello, Entiat, Worley,
Mazama, Pinehurst, Downtown Spokane, Post Falls, Okanogan,
Clarkston, Pullman, Ritzville, and Oroville
220 AM PDT Sun Jul 14 2024

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Hot conditions during the day for the valleys. Highs 93 to
  105. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s and 60s.

* WHERE...Portions of North and North Central Idaho and Central,
  East Central, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast Washington.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses
  for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without
  effective cooling or adequate hydration.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

&&

$$

OTX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1214 PM PDT Sat Jul 13 2024

IDZ008-150500-
/O.CON.KMSO.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-240715T0500Z/
Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region-
1214 PM PDT Sat Jul 13 2024

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Major risk of heat effects expected during the day for the
  valleys. Highs 95 to 110. Overnight lows will be in the mid 60s to
  mid 70s.

* WHERE...Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS...This level of heat affects anyone without effective
  cooling and/or adequate hydration. Impacts likely in some health
  systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose
fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke.

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.

&&

$$


Air Quality Alert


ORC055-065-151900-
Sherman-Wasco-
Including the cities of Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley, The Dalles,
Maupin, Shaniko, and Tygh Valley
1104 AM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality
Advisory for Southern Wasco and Southwestern Sherman counties...IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY.

A Smoke Air Quality Advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in
the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air
quality to reach unhealthy levels.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate
heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health
problems.  Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

 For additional information...please visit the Web site at
http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ

$$

WAC007-047-152115-
Chelan-Okanogan-
Including the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Entiat,
Chelan, Manson, Plain, Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket, Brewster, Oroville,
Mazama, Winthrop, Methow, Twisp, and Conconully
947 AM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington Department of Ecology

An Air Quality Alert, issued for all of Chelan County plus
the Methow Valley down to Brewster in Okanogan County will remain
in effect until further notice, due to expected smoke from the
Pioneer Fire and other regional wildfires. Particulate matter
(PM2.5) may reach Unhealthy and Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
levels.

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions: When air quality is Unhealthy,
everyone should reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous
activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. When air quality
is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, sensitive groups should take steps
to reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous outdoor
activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. Everyone should
watch for symptoms as a sign to reduce exposure.

Agricultural and outdoor burning restrictions are in effect.

$$

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