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Warnings

Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday, 12:00 PM PDT until Thursday, 11:00 PM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH 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 ...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS ...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* 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 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.

&&

Special Weather Statement in effect until 7:00 AM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...ANOTHER ROUND OF UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES LATER THIS
WEEK OVER MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON ...

STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL SETTLE OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
AND NORTHWEST OREGON WEDNESDAY THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY. DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM INTO THE UPPER 70S TO UPPER 80S
IN MANY AREAS TUESDAY ...BUT JUMP INTO THE 90S BEGINNING WEDNESDAY.
THE WARMEST DAY APPEARS TO BE THURSDAY ...WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
INTERIOR LOWLANDS IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 90S. A FEW LOCATIONS MAY
HIT THE 100-DEGREE MARK.

IT APPEARS RELIEF WILL BE GRADUAL. A LITTLE COOLING IS POSSIBLE
FRIDAY ...BUT DAYTIME TEMPERATURES SHOULD STILL BE IN THE MIDDLE
80S TO MIDDLE 90S AT MOST INLAND LOCATIONS. A FEW MORE DEGREES OF
COOLING IS EXPECTED SATURDAY.

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING HOURS ...TYPICALLY BETWEEN 3 PM AND 7 PM. PLAN ANY OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES ACCORDINGLY TO AVOID EXERTION DURING THE HOTTEST PART
OF THE DAY. REMEMBER THAT THE INTERIOR OF A VEHICLE HEATS UP VERY
RAPIDLY ...EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS CRACKED OPEN. DO NOT LEAVE
CHILDREN OR PETS IN VEHICLES.

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