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Red Flag Warning Issued for NW Oregon

The National Weather Service has issued the following red flag warning for NW Oregon that includes Colton. Please be advised that backyard burning is currently closed until further notice.


Thank you for helping us keep our community safe! ___________________________________________________________________________________ ...RED FLAG WARNING LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR

A LARGE PORTION OF NORTHWEST OREGON...


.Strengthening offshore low-level flow Friday in conjunction with

unseasonably warm and dry conditions and abnormally dry smaller

fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions over much of

northwest Oregon. Expect strong and gusty northeast to east wind

late Friday morning through the evening. Minimum humidity values

of 15 to 25 percent will be common Friday.


...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR

WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 602...603...

604...605...606...608 AND 612...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag

Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect

from 11 AM to 10 PM PDT Friday.


* Affected Area...In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 602 North Oregon

Coast Range...Fire Weather Zone 603 East Slopes of the Central

Oregon Coast Range...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette Valley...

Fire Weather Zone 605 North Oregon Cascade Foothills...Fire

Weather Zone 606 Central Oregon Cascade Foothills...Fire Weather

Zone 608 below 3500 feet Willamette National Forest and Fire

Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast.


* Winds...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. However,

East wind 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph can be expected near

the west end of the Columbia River Gorge in Fire Zones 604 and

605.


* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent.


* Impacts...Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread

which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with

potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.

Outdoor burning is not recommended. From: National Weather Service