Cascades in Lane County

Statement as of 7:16 am PDT on July 28, 2015

Fire Weather Watch


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Thursday evening for hot... dry... and unstable conditions
combined with dry fuels for fire weather zones or604... or605...
or606... or607 and or608...

** affected area... in Oregon... fire weather zones 604... 605...
606... 607 and 608.

* Affected area... this includes Mt Hood National Forest west of
the Cascade crest... Willamette National Forest west of the
Cascade crest... and the southern Willamette Valley and adjacent
foothills.

* Timing... Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Stability... mid level Haines 6 conditions developing Wednesday
and continuing through Thursday.

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

* Temperatures... 95 to 100 over The Lowlands... and 80s to low 90s
in the higher elevations.

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

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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