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Washington, Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory

Statement as of 6:09 AM PDT on August 29, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Blowing dust advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PDT this
evening...
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PDT this evening...

* visibilities... less than 1 mile at times. Locally less than
one half mile near freshly plowed fields.

* Winds... southwest to west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... the very windy and dusty conditions are expected to
develop this morning and persist into the early evening.

* Impacts... high profile vehicles traveling along Interstate
82... and Interstate 84 should be prepared for possible strong
cross winds. Motorists should be alert for rapidly changing
visibilities. Winds of these magnitudes may cause loose
objects to suddenly become airborne.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

A blowing dust advisory means that blowing dust will restrict
visibilities. Travelers are urged to use caution.






Air Quality Alert

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

Expires 2:00 PM 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.


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:41 AM PDT on August 29, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this evening
for gusty winds for fire weather zones 640... 641... 642... 643...
644... 645 and 675...

* timing... winds will increase rapidly this 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 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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