Fire, Washington County, Weather

Friday ‘Red Flag Warning’ issued for NW Oregon

The area under a red flag warning. Map courtesy of NWS.

April's unseasonably warm weather has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning beginning Friday at 11 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. the same day for much of northwest Oregon and beyond.

A red flag warning means, according to the National Weather Service, that “critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.”

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In this case, the combination of low relative humidity and windy conditions has the weather agency warning of . . .

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