Fire Weather Watch In Effect For Parts Of Oregon
June 3, 2021 9:36AM PDT
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for parts of Oregon through Friday night due to extreme fire danger.
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Fire Weather Watch
Alert:...CRITICAL RH WITH WINDY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRIDAY... .Windy conditions in tandem with low humidity is possible Friday afternoon and evening. While modest winds are expected today, the combination of both strong sustained winds and critical RH is not anticipated. An an upper-level ridge breaks down and flattens over the next 24 hrs, an upper trough will move into the region by Friday to promote windy conditions. This will be followed by windy conditions again Saturday afternoon and evening, however, confidence is low in this occurring with low humidity. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639, OR641, AND WA639... * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 639 East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades, 639 East Slopes of the Southern Washington Cascades, Fire Weather Zone 640 Central Mountains of Oregon, and 641 Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon. * WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 20 percent. * IMPACTS...Increased chance of rapid fire growth on new or existing fires. Instructions: A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. Target Area: East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon