Central Coast Range of Western Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 03:18 AM PDT del 31 Luglio 2015

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening for
the Oregon Coast Range... lower Columbia River valley and Oregon
Cascade foothills...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening.

* Timing: through this evening.

* High temperatures: 90 to 100 degrees.

* Low temperatures: 55 to 65 degrees.

* Duration uncertainty: 85 to 95 degree temperatures will
likely persist through the weekend... and possibly into
Monday for the lower elevations.

* Locations include: Vernonia... St. Helens... Veneta...
Longview... Kelso

* impacts: do not leave children and pets unattended in

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 08:42 AM PDT del 31 Luglio 2015

... Red flag warning now in effect until 10 PM PDT Saturday for
hot... dry... unstable conditions combined with critically dry
fuels for Oregon fire weather zones 602... 603... 604... 605...
606... 607... 608... and Washington fire weather zones 602... 604 and

* affected zones... in Oregon... fire weather zones 602... 603...
604... 605... 606... 607 and 608. In Washington... fire weather
zones 602... 604 and 660.

* Affected areas... this includes Gifford Pinchot National
Forest... Mt Hood National Forest west of the Cascade crest...
the Willamette National Forest... portions of the Siuslaw
National Forest... the Willamette Valley and adjacent
foothills... as well as the Clark County lowlands. Odf... blm...
and Washington dnr lands are included as well.

* Timing... now through Saturday evening.

* Stability... mid and high level Haines 5 to 6 at times. Very
unstable conditions could promote column growth to 10 to 12
thousand feet msl or greater under intense burning conditions.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 20 percent in many areas. Overnight
recoveries will be poor along and above thermal belts.

* Temperatures... generally 100 to 105 over The Lowlands... and 85
to 95 in the higher elevations.

* Wind... gusty northwest winds will increasingly become an issue
today and Saturday. Sustained northwest winds 8 to 14 mph with
gusts to 25 mph expected for exposed areas by Saturday

* Impacts... the combination of an increasingly hot... dry... and
unstable environment... gusty winds... and very dry fuels may
result in rapid growth of new or existing fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Record Report
Statement as of 7:19 PM PDT on July 30, 2015

... Record high temperatures set today at multiple locations...

Location preliminary high temp previous record/year
Hillsboro Airport 103 99 / 1992
McMinnville Airport 106 104 / 1965
Salem Airport 105 103 / 1965
Eugene Airport 105 99 / 2003