The National Weather Service has issued 2 Weather Alerts for Lincoln County and most of Oregon. We’ve included 2 local quick reference items:
- When to call 911/Public Safety Agency Contact Roster
- Lincoln County Wildfire Evacuation Levels
- Unseasonably High Fire Danger – https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=56342947
A prolonged stretch of dry weather across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon is leaving vegetation much drier than usual for this time of year.
Additionally, dry and gusty offshore flow is resulting in unseasonably low relative humidity, further elevating the risk of fire spread. Although winds are expected to diminish Wednesday, humidity in general will remain low and afternoon temperatures will be above normal.
Another round of gusty offshore flow is expected later this week, prolonging the unseasonably warm, dry weather and keeping fire danger elevated through the upcoming weekend.
- Unseasonably Warm and Dry at Times Through this Weekend – https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=56343245
An unseasonably dry start to April has left vegetation drier than normal for this time of year along the Oregon and southern Washington coast. Meanwhile, breezy offshore flow is resulting in unseasonably warm and dry afternoons, further drying out vegetation across the region.
Offshore winds are expected to diminish Wednesday, turning more northwesterly and allowing cool, moist marine air to reach the coast by late afternoon. However, offshore flow is expected to return Thursday, continuing into Friday for another round of unseasonably warm and dry conditions.
Extra caution is advised with fire, at least through the upcoming weekend. Be sure to check with your local fire district before burning, as there may be restrictions in place. Be sure to check with your local fire district before burning, as there may be restrictions in place.
Virginia “Jenny” Demaris
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Management Division
Office Phone: 541-265-4199
Lincoln County Call Center: 541-265-0621
Lincoln Alerts – Emergency Notifications: www.co.lincoln.or.us/alerts