Tillamook County Emergency Management Alert: Red Flag Warning until 11:00PM Saturday; Heat Advisory until 9:00PM Sunday

RED FLAG WARNING: …WARM AND DRY FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS…
* Affected Area…In Oregon…Fire Weather Zone 601 North Oregon Coast…Fire Weather Zone 602 North Oregon Coast Range and Fire Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast. In Washington… Fire Weather Zone 664 South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills and Fire Weather Zone 665 East Willapa Hills.
* Winds…On Saturday northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Light and variable winds on Sunday.
* Timing…Afternoon into evening.
* Relative Humidity…Minimum humidities between 20 and 25 percent. Humidities a bit higher in valleys closer to the coast. Poor to fair overnight recoveries expected on the mid slopes Saturday night.
* Temperatures…Between 85 to 95, closer to 100 near the Willamette Valley.
* Haines Index…5 to 6.
* Impacts…Conditions may be favorable for rapid spread on any new or existing fires. Extreme fire behavior is possible. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
* AFFECTED AREAS: NORTH OREGON COAST … CENTRAL OREGON COASTAL STRIP … SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND WEST WILLAPA HILLS … NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE … EAST WILLAPA HILLS

Instructions:
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.
Alert Details
Severity: Severe – Significant threat to life or property
Urgency: Expected – Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty: Likely (p > ~50%)
Category: MET: Meteorological (inc. flood)

Advisory: Heat Advisory until 09:00PM Sunday

* WHAT…Temperatures in the mid to upper 90s expected below 2500 feet.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Cascades. In Oregon, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, Central Coast Range of Western Oregon, Northern Oregon Cascades and Cascades in Lane County.

* WHEN…From noon Saturday to 9 PM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

* AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES … NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES … COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON … CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON … CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY

Instructions:
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

Alert Details
Severity: Moderate – Possible threat to life or property

Urgency: Expected – Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)

Certainty: Likely (p > ~50%)

Category: MET: Meteorological (inc. flood)