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Warnings

fire weather
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon, OR

ORZ610-611-639>641-190100-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0019.170818T1658Z-170819T0500Z/
East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades-Deschutes National Forest -
minus Sisters Ranger District-
East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades-
Central Mountains of Oregon-Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-
958 AM PDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 610, 611, 639,
640, AND 641...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 10 PM PDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon...Fire weather zone 610...611...and
639 covering the east slopes of the Oregon Cascades and the
Eastern Columbia River Gorge. Oregon Fire Zone 640 covering the
Prineville District and the Crooked River Grasslands. Oregon
Fire Zones 641 west of Umatilla and Lexington covering the North
Pole Fire.

* TIMING...The air mass will remain dry and marginally unstable
through the evening hours. The winds will increase this
afternoon and gusty winds will occur between 3 PM to 8 PM.

* HAINES...Moderate category of 5.

* HUMIDITY...The afternoon relative humidity will range from 8 to
20 percent with the lowest humidity south of Prineville and
Madras.

* WINDS...In the Eastern Columbia River Gorge...west winds will
increase to 15 to 25 mph gusting to 35 mph. Elsewhere...west to
northwest winds will increase to 8 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Extreme fire behavior can be expected with new or
ongoing fires. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Travelers
heading to north central and central Oregon for the solar
eclipse should be extremely careful and avoid parking in dry
grass with a hot exhaust.

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.

&&

$$

Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 60°

Good Evening!

It was a beautiful sunny, Summer Day with just a little smoke in some places. 

High pressure over the region continues to keep us dry and warm for the next few days.

A front will begin to push into Canada on Friday with a little moisture and instability for our neighbors to the north, but the southern extent will be dry as it heads into WA/OR.  Pressure gradient increases ahead of the front will result in increasing winds on Friday afternoon and evening.  Temperatures cool a little on Saturday and winds will remain breezy.  Mostly sunny on Sunday with highs again near 90.

Models are now calling for clear skies during the Great American Eclipse next Monday with temperatures in the 70s and afternoon highs in the 90s.  Warmer Tuesday, highs in the mid-upper 90s.  The longer-range forecasting models continue to give us a slight chance (20% to 30%) for showers and t-storms next Wednesday.

Be well and have a Great Evening!

Tim Adams

4-Day Forecast: Tri Cities

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 60°

Mostly Sunny and Breezy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 57°

Breezy and Cooler

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 56°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 58°

Eclipse

Currently in Tri Cities as of

  • 91°(Feels like 91°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:59:37 am
  • Sunset: 07:59:45 pm
  • Humidity: 22
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Yakima

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 53°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunny

Currently in Yakima as of

  • 94°(Feels like 94°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:47 am
  • Sunset: 08:06:17 pm
  • Humidity: 14
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Ellensburg

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 58°

Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Windy with plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 59°

Sunny

Currently in Ellensburg as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 28 mph, gusting to 39 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:45 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:13 pm
  • Humidity: 29
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Walla Walla

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 64°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 62°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 66°

Sunshine

Currently in Walla Walla as of

  • 91°(Feels like 91°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 15 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:41 am
  • Sunset: 07:56:12 pm
  • Humidity: 15
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

4-Day Forecast: Moses Lake

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 54°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 58°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Moses Lake as of

  • 90°(Feels like 90°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:02:40 pm
  • Humidity: 17
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

Regional Conditions

Tri Cities
91°
Yakima
94°
Ellensburg
80°
Walla Walla
91°
Moses Lake
90°

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