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
* 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