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Oregon, Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon

Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 8:36 AM PDT on August 26, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for gusty winds and low humidity for
fire weather zones 639... 641... and 675...

* affected area... in Washington... fire weather zones 639... 641
and 675 covering the eastern Columbia River gorge and most of
Klickitat County... the lower Columbia Basin... the Yakima
Valley... and the Blue Mountain foothills. In Oregon... fire
weather zones 639 and 641 covering the eastern Columbia River
gorge... the lower Columbia Basin... and the Blue Mountain
foothills.

* Timing... winds will increase in the eastern Columbia River
gorge around noon then over the remainder of the watch area
by mid afternoon.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to
35 mph. The strongest wind will occur in the eastern Columbia
River gorge.

* Humidity... 15 to 25 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
The grassy areas will easily ignite with vehicle exhaust.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Keep vehicles with a hot
exhaust off of dry grass.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.




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