Updated Fire Weather Watch for the Coastal zone: URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE – RED FLAG WARNING for Monday 9/7/20 through 9/8/20

TILLAMOOK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – Saturday Sept. 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm
Alert: Red Flag Warning until 10:00PM Tuesday September 8th
…HOT, DRY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING… .Hot, dry and strong easterly winds are expected starting Monday afternoon, peak overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, then slowly ease through Tuesday evening. These winds have the potential to reach historic speeds for early to mid September. Winds likely to initially reach speeds greater than 15 mph in Fire Weather Zones 605, 607 and 660 but will quickly increase in all other zones late Monday. Relative humidities are expected to reach critical levels overnight and Tuesday with the influx of dry air. …FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 601…612 AND 664… The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from noon Monday to 10 PM PDT Tuesday.
* Affected Area…In Oregon…Fire Weather Zone 601 North Oregon Coast, and Fire Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast.
In Washington…Fire Weather Zone 664 South Washington Coast, and West Willapa Hills.

* Winds…East 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 15 percent.

* 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.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CENTRAL OREGON COASTAL STRIP … SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND WEST WILLAPA HILLS … NORTH OREGON COAST

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. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

National Weather Service Portland OR
558 AM PDT Sat Sep 5 2020
North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills-
558 AM PDT Sat Sep 5 2020
…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 601…612 AND 664…
* Affected Area…
In Oregon…
– Fire Weather Zone 601 North Oregon Coast.
– Fire Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast.
In Washington…
– Fire Weather Zone 664 South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills.
* Winds…Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative Humidity…As low as 10 to 15 percent.
* 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 Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Please see weather.gov/PQR for the rest of the forecast area Fire Weather Watch