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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
932 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

ORZ005>007-010-011-014>016-WAZ019-022-039-040-045-046-160045-
LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...
WILSONVILLE...STAYTON...DALLAS...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...
ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...
COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...MOUNT ST. HELENS...
WIND RIVER VALLEY...LONGVIEW...KELSO...CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...
BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
932 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

...SMOKE ACROSS NW OREGON AND SW WASHINGTON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

SMOKE FROM THE 36-PIT WILDFIRE WILL IMPACT MUCH OF NORTHWEST
OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THROUGH TONIGHT. THE WILDFIRE IS
APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ESTACADA ALONG HIGHWAY 224.

INCREASING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT SHOULD
HELP TO SCOUR SMOKE OUT OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...BUT THIS WIND
DIRECTION WILL ALSO BLOW SMOKE FROM THE WILDFIRE TOWARDS MOUNT
HOOD AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE. AS A RESULT...AIR QUALITY
AND VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE IN THE AREA
BETWEEN ESTACADA AND THE CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE/MT HOOD
REGION THROUGH AT LEAST MIDWEEK.

THE SMOKE WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO 3 TO 5 MILES AT
TIMES TODAY...BETWEEN MOLALLA...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...HILLSBORO
AND THE SOUTHERN PORTLAND METRO AREA. MUCH LOWER VISIBILITIES
WILL CERTAINLY CONTINUE IN AND AROUND THE 36 PIT WILDFIRE AND
NEARBY ESTACADA.

THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT AIR QUALITY SHOULD REFER TO THE OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEB SITE AT

WWW.DEQ.STATE.OR.US/AQI/INDEX.ASPX

AND THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY WEB SITE AT

FORTRESS.WA.GOV/ECY/ENVIWA/


$$

NEUMAN




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