Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 9:37 AM PDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...

* temperatures... highs today between 99 and 104.

* Impacts... heat stress and dehydration could lead to health
concerns such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

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.




937 am PDT Tue Jul 17 2018

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...

* temperatures... highs today between 99 and 104.

* Impacts... heat stress and dehydration could lead to health
concerns such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

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.





Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:06 PM PDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 8 PM
PDT Wednesday for gusty winds and low humidity for Washington fire
weather zone 641...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT
Wednesday.

* Affected area... in Washington... fire zone 641 covering the lower
Columbia Basin and the Blue Mountain foothills of Washington.

* Timing... winds have increased this afternoon and will become
breezy during the evening hours. Although winds will diminish
overnight... winds will increase again Wednesday afternoon and
evening.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 10 to 20 mph with local gusts to
30 mph during the evening hours.

* Humidity... 8 to 15 percent this afternoon. 10 to 20 percent
Wednesday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.





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