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/.