Ochoco-John Day Highlands Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 8:47 AM PDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality advisory in effect until noon PDT Friday...

Oregon department of environmental quality has issued an air quality
advisory... in effect until noon PDT Friday for the following
counties:

Crook
Deschutes
Gilliam
Grant
Jefferson
Morrow
Sherman
Umatilla
Union
Wasco
Wallowa
Wheeler

A smoke air quality advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in
the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air quality
to reach unhealthy levels.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

For additional information... please visit the web site at
http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq

847 am PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

... Air quality advisory in effect until noon PDT Friday...

Oregon department of environmental quality has issued an air quality
advisory... in effect until noon PDT Friday for the following
counties:

Crook
Deschutes
Gilliam
Grant
Jefferson
Morrow
Sherman
Umatilla
Union
Wasco
Wallowa
Wheeler

A smoke air quality advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in
the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air quality
to reach unhealthy levels.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

For additional information... please visit the web site at
http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:40 PM PDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 am PDT Friday for
abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones
642 and 644...

* affected area... in Oregon... fire weather zones 642 and 644
covering the central and southern Blue Mountains... the John
Day basin... and the Strawberry mountains.

* Timing... scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon.
Storms will continue overnight then diminish Friday morning.

* Lightning activity... 3.

* Precipitation... a tenth of an inch or less with most storms.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

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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