Hot, dry weather and increased forest fires have caused continuous weather warnings
The National Weather Service has declared a Red Flag Warning in Bend, Oregon from July 13 until July 15 at 11:00 PM. Hot, dry weather and increased forest fires are causing harm and alarm throughout Southern Oregon. Please practice fire safety and help those in need during these trying times.
Red Flag Warning
- Affected Area: Fire Weather Zones 640 Central Mountains of Oregon, 641 Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon, 641 Lower Columbia Basin of Washington, 643 Blue Mountains of Washington, 645 Asotin County, and 675 Eastern Washington Southern Columbia Basin.
- Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
- Relative Humidity: As low as 12% Wednesday and as low as 15% Thursday.
- Impacts: The gusty winds combined with low relative humidity will lead to critical fire weather danger and could allow for new fires to start as well as spread existing fires.
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.
For more news about local wildfires, weather warnings, and more, please view the National Weather Service, Bend. Remember, the Bend fire department just announced their Own Your Zone campaign which allows you to prepare for fire safety and keep your family and neighbors safe. If you are in an evacuation zone please be ready to leave and remember to keep your pets in mind, do not evacuate without them.
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