Lower Columbia Basin of Washington

 Special Statement  Statement as of 10:38 am PDT on September 2, 2014


... Gusty winds today may cause areas of blowing dust...

A cold front will sweep across Washington and Oregon this
afternoon and early evening. Increasing winds can be expected
ahead and behind the cold front. A Wind Advisory is in effect
this afternoon and evening for the Kittitas Valley. Elsewhere...
winds sustained at 15 to 25 mph gusting to 35 mph will accompany
the cold front. Wind gusts may result in blowing
dust... particularly over newly plowed fields.

If you are traveling across south central and southeast Washington
and central and northeast Oregon... watch for gusty winds near
areas of loose soil. Drive slowly and turn your lights on. Use
emergency lights if you encounter poor visibility. Pull off to the
nearest exit and find a location that is safe to park.



 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 8:52 am PDT on September 2, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM PDT this
evening for wind and low relative humidity across fire weather
zones or641 and wa641...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from noon today to 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected area... in orz641... fire weather zone 641 lower
Columbia Basin of Oregon. In waz641... fire weather zone 641
lower Columbia Basin of Washington.

* Timing... main wind rh threats will be between 2 PM through 6
PM... but may linger in some areas.

* Winds... west 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of winds, low humidity, and
critically dry fuels may result in rapid fire spread.

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.






 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:03 am PDT on September 02, 2014


... Monthly climate statistics for northeast Oregon and southeast
Washington for the month of August...

Location avg dep avg dep avg dep pcpn dep Max day Max day min day
                       hi lo wnd tmp tmp

Pendleton ap 74 +1.9 89 +2.3 58 +1.5 0.61 +0.23 46 12 100 1 51 25
Bend 66 +2.4 82 +0.4 51 +4.4 0.76 +0.28 na na 93 12 41 30
Kennewick 79 +3.5 92 +2.6 65 +4.4 0.36 +0.18 63 12 103 5 59 24
La Grande 71 +2.5 87 +1.5 56 +3.4 0.34 -0.51 na na 100 12 46 25
dalles ap 77 +3.6 91 +3.3 63 +3.8 0.24 -0.09 42 19 107 11 53 25
Walla Walla 77 +2.7 90 +2.1 64 +3.3 0.29 -0.28 41 30 102 1 55 25
Yakima ap 74 +4.9 90 +3.7 58 +6.0 0.90 +0.64 43 12 102 4 49 21
Condon 70 +3.7 85 +2.5 55 +5.0 1.10 +0.67 na na 96 12 45 23
John Day 66 -1.8 84 -3.7 48 +0.1 0.57 -0.07 na na 93 4 41 21
Redmond ap 67 +1.7 85 +0.0 49 +3.3 0.96 +0.46 38 24 96 10 40 24
Heppner 72 +2.6 87 +1.9 57 +3.3 0.89 +0.50 na na 99 1 44 2
Mitchell 2 E 68 +1.1 82 -0.3 53 +2.5 0.63 -0.07 na na 95 12 45 21
Moro 72 +3.7 87 +4.2 57 +3.1 0.35 +0.10 na na 100 1 46 21
Bickleton 69 +2.5 80 -0.2 58 +5.2 2.22 +1.85 na na 92 1 45 21
Sisters 65 +1.7 83 -1.1 47 +4.5 0.19 -0.25 na na 95 12 33 21
Madras 67 +1.6 85 +0.5 48 +2.7 0.32 -0.02 na na 98 1 37 21
Sunriver 63 +2.6 83 +1.6 44 +3.7 1.05 +0.41 na na 94 1 35 24
Cle Elum 69 +2.5 83 +2.9 54 +2.2 1.00 +0.50 na na 97 1 45 23
Hermiston ap 75 +3.0 92 +4.0 59 +1.9 0.75 +0.55 40 12 102 4 49 25
Goldendale 71 +3.4 87 +2.8 54 +4.0 0.18 -0.10 na na 100 1 43 22
Baker City 65 -0.8 84 -0.8 46 -0.8 0.70 -0.01 49 12 98 11 35 25
Tri Cities ap 76 +2.9 92 +1.9 59 +4.0 0.47 +0.20 63 12 103 4 51 9
\n\n$$\n
avg=average of all high and low temperatures
dep=departure from normal
avg hi= average high temperature
avg lo=average low temperature
pcpn=total precipitation
maxwnd=peak wind gust in miles per hour
day=day reported
na=element not reported
Max temp=highest temperature reported
min temp=lowest temperature reported





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