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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:24 AM PDT on August 28, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Monday for
dry and unstable conditions... gusty winds and low humidity for
fire weather zone 642...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Monday.

* Affected area... in Oregon... fire weather zone 642 which covers
the John Day basin and ochoco Highlands... including the rail
wildfire.

* Timing... red flag conditions will be met between 2 PM and 7 PM
during the peak heating of the day.

* Wind... southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Local winds southwest 15 to
20 mph... mainly along ridgetops.

* Humidity... 8 to 15 percent.

* Haines... 5 (moderate category) in the morning increasing to a 6
(high category) in the late afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... extreme fire behavior can be expected on any new and
existing fires... including the rail wildfire. 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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