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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:41 AM PDT Aug. 15, 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


941 am PDT Wed Aug 15 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 Watch
Issued: 2:42 PM PDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Friday morning for abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds for
fire weather zones 642 and 644...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Friday morning.

* 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 showers and thunderstorms will develop late
Thursday afternoon and evening then gradually taper off to
isolated showers and thunderstorms overnight.

* Lightning activity... 3 in the late afternoon and evening
decreasing to 2 overnight.

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

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.





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