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Air Quality Alert, Special Statement

Statement as of 10:02 AM PDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until until further notice...

The Oregon department of environmental quality and the Washington
state department of ecology continue the air quality alert until
further notice.

A smoke air quality alert 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.

In addition a cold front will pass through the Pacific northwest
Saturday... creating windy conditions. Although air quality issues
due to smoke may improve briefly... the windy conditions will also
produce areas of blowing dust that will continue to aggravate the
unhealthy air quality through the weekend.

For additional information... please visit the web site at
http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq or http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or
call 360-407-6000.



1002 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until until further notice...

The Oregon department of environmental quality and the Washington
state department of ecology continue the air quality alert until
further notice.

A smoke air quality alert 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.

In addition a cold front will pass through the Pacific northwest
Saturday... creating windy conditions. Although air quality issues
due to smoke may improve briefly... the windy conditions will also
produce areas of blowing dust that will continue to aggravate the
unhealthy air quality through the weekend.

For additional information... please visit the web site at
http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq or http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or
call 360-407-6000.


939 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Cooler temperatures and windy conditions expected for
Saturday...

A cold front is still expected to move across the Pacific
northwest this weekend. This front will produce windy conditions
Saturday. Southwest to west winds running 20 to 35 mph with gusts
around 45 mph will create areas of blowing dust reducing
visibility across portions of southeast Washington and northeast
Oregon.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving and stay tuned
to the internet and or local TV/radio for possible updates
regarding this event.


939 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Cooler temperatures and windy conditions expected for
Saturday...

A cold front is still expected to move across the Pacific
northwest this weekend. This front will produce windy conditions
Saturday. Southwest to west winds running 20 to 35 mph with gusts
around 45 mph will create areas of blowing dust reducing
visibility across portions of southeast Washington and northeast
Oregon.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving and stay tuned
to the internet and or local TV/radio for possible updates
regarding this event.



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:49 PM PDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 7 am to 7 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds for fire weather zones 640... 641... 642... 643... 644...
645 and 675...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 7 am to 7 PM PDT Saturday.

* Timing... winds will increase rapidly Saturday morning. Strongest
winds will be late morning into the afternoon.

* Wind... southwest to west 20 to 30 mph with some locations 25 to
40 mph.

* Humidity... 20 to 35 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Existing fires will likely experience significant growth. 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
strong winds... warm temperatures and very dry fuels can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.





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