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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:04 AM PDT on August 24, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Heat advisory in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 8 PM PDT Friday
for the Willamette Valley... Coast Range... the lower Columbia
River... the Columbia River gorge... and the Upper Hood River
Valley...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a heat which
is in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 8 PM PDT Friday.

* Timing: Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

* High temperature: 95 to 100.

* Locations include: Vernonia... Veneta... 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

* 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 8:04 AM PDT on August 24, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 24, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM
PDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for southern
portions of fire weather zone or604...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected area... in Oregon... southern portions of fire weather
zone 604.

* Winds... out of the north 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidity... dropping to 15 to 20 percent.

* Impacts... due to dry fuel conditions... any fire start has the
potential for rapid spread.

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.





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