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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Red Flag Warning Issued for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Pacific County which is in effect from 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. August 25, 2016. 

A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior.  A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents.

The National Weather Service Portland Office is forecasting winds and low relative humidity. An outdoor burn ban is already in effect in all of Pacific County.

As fire conditions can change frequently, PCEMA will not be posting updated information.  Residents are encouraged to check with the Weather Service website for updated information at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Red Flag Warning Issued for Pacific County



South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Pacific County which is in effect from midnight August 19, 2016 through midnight August 20, 2016.  This replaces the Fire Weather Watch that had been effect since Tuesday August 16, 2016. 
 
A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior.  A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents.

The National Weather Service Portland Office is forecasting easterly winds and low relative humidity. An outdoor burn ban is already in effect in all of Pacific County.

As fire conditions can change frequently, PCEMA will not be posting updated information.  Residents are encouraged to check with the Weather Service website for updated information at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/. 

NWS Upgrades Excessive Heat Watch to Warning

South Bend, Washington –  The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Willapa Hills in eastern Pacific County. This warning is in effect from 2:00 p.m. Thursday August 17 June 4, 2016 until 9:00p.m. on Sunday August 20, 2016.

Temperatures inland are forecast to reach 90-100 degrees.  The hot weather will create stress for anyone outdoors and involved in physical activity, as well as those not acclimated to the heat and the elderly. Do not leave children in your vehicle.

In addition, a Heat Advisory has been issued for the coastal areas of Pacific County from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Friday August 19 2016, with forecast highs from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and stay hydrated. Ensure your pets have shelter and water.

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.