Weather Alert

Red Flag Warning This Afternoon – High Fire Danger

Portland, Oregon – Drink lots of water. Check on your pets and your folks. It’s going to be a very hot day around the Portland Metro area. We could break some records the next couple days. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for this afternoon. That means fire danger is really high.

 

 

 

Read more from the National Weather Service:

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
744 PM PDT Thu May 9 2019


Willamette Valley-
744 PM PDT Thu May 9 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
604...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604...

The National Weather Service in Portland has cancelled the Red
Flag Warning.

* Affected Area...In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette
  Valley.

* Winds...Winds have eased this evening, currently north to
  northeast at 5 to 15 mph. With this in mind, critical fire
  conditions are have eased somewhat.

* Haines...(Friday) Mid-level Haines 6. High-level Haines 5.

* Minimum Relative Humidity...15 to 25 percent again on Friday.

* 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.

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.

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