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  • Special Weather Statement for South Willamette Valley County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued February 22 at 4:37AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:37 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • ...BREEZY TO WINDY WITH UNUSUALLY DRY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHWEST
    WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TODAY THROUGH MONDAY...
    CONDITIONS DID NOT DEVELOP AS EXPECTED FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
    CASCADES AND THAT DIMINISHED THE WIND POTENTIAL TODAY FOR AREAS WEST
    OF THE CASCADES. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS ARE STILL EXPECTED TODAY
    THROUGH MONDAY...HOWEVER...IN A REDUCED CAPACITY FROM PREVIOUS
    EXPECTATIONS. THE MAIN FOCUS FOR WIND CONTINUES TO BE ALONG THE
    CASCADES AND WESTERN COLUMBIA GORGE REACHING WEST TO THE FOOTHILLS
    IN ADDITION TO THE EXPOSED TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE. EXPECT TO SEE
    FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AT THOSE LOCATIONS WITH LOCALLY
    HIGHER SPEEDS POSSIBLE. OTHER AREAS WILL LIKELY SEE GUSTS OF 25 TO
    35 MPH WITH AN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF SEEING A BRIEF PERIOD OF GUSTS
    REACHING 40 TO 45 MPH. CROSS WINDS OF THESE SPEEDS MAY IMPAIR HIGH
    PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ON EXPOSED BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
    ADDITIONALLY...A COMBINATION OF GUSTY EAST WINDS AND DRY VEGETATION
    CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT OF A RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDFIRE GIVEN A
    RECEPTIVE FUEL BED. LEAF AND NEEDLE LITTER WOULD BE PARTICULARLY
    SUSCEPTIBLE PLUS GRASSES AND SMALL SHRUBS THAT HAVE NOT BEGUN TO
    GREEN UP FROM WINTER DORMANCY. THEREFORE...OPEN BURNING OF ANY KIND
    IS STILL NOT ADVISED UNTIL AFTER WINDS DECREASE MONDAY. CHECK WITH
    YOUR LOCAL FIRE AGENCY FOR GUIDANCE ON SLASH AND DEBRIS BURNING.

  • Special Weather Statement for South Willamette Valley County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued February 22 at 4:37AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:37 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • ...BREEZY TO WINDY WITH UNUSUALLY DRY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHWEST
    WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TODAY THROUGH MONDAY...
    CONDITIONS DID NOT DEVELOP AS EXPECTED FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
    CASCADES AND THAT DIMINISHED THE WIND POTENTIAL TODAY FOR AREAS WEST
    OF THE CASCADES. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS ARE STILL EXPECTED TODAY
    THROUGH MONDAY...HOWEVER...IN A REDUCED CAPACITY FROM PREVIOUS
    EXPECTATIONS. THE MAIN FOCUS FOR WIND CONTINUES TO BE ALONG THE
    CASCADES AND WESTERN COLUMBIA GORGE REACHING WEST TO THE FOOTHILLS
    IN ADDITION TO THE EXPOSED TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE. EXPECT TO SEE
    FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AT THOSE LOCATIONS WITH LOCALLY
    HIGHER SPEEDS POSSIBLE. OTHER AREAS WILL LIKELY SEE GUSTS OF 25 TO
    35 MPH WITH AN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF SEEING A BRIEF PERIOD OF GUSTS
    REACHING 40 TO 45 MPH. CROSS WINDS OF THESE SPEEDS MAY IMPAIR HIGH
    PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ON EXPOSED BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
    ADDITIONALLY...A COMBINATION OF GUSTY EAST WINDS AND DRY VEGETATION
    CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT OF A RAPIDLY SPREADING WILDFIRE GIVEN A
    RECEPTIVE FUEL BED. LEAF AND NEEDLE LITTER WOULD BE PARTICULARLY
    SUSCEPTIBLE PLUS GRASSES AND SMALL SHRUBS THAT HAVE NOT BEGUN TO
    GREEN UP FROM WINTER DORMANCY. THEREFORE...OPEN BURNING OF ANY KIND
    IS STILL NOT ADVISED UNTIL AFTER WINDS DECREASE MONDAY. CHECK WITH
    YOUR LOCAL FIRE AGENCY FOR GUIDANCE ON SLASH AND DEBRIS BURNING.