URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
249 PM PST Mon Nov 26 2018
North Oregon Coast - Central Oregon Coast - South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Cannon Beach, Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather, Yachats, Florence, Long Beach, Ocean Park, and Cape Disappointment
249 PM PST Mon Nov 26 2018
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST TUESDAY FOR THE BEACHES AND COASTAL HEADLANDS...
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind Warning for the beaches and coastal headlands, which is in effect until 4 AM PST Tuesday.
* WINDS...South 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 65 mph for beaches and coastal headlands. Winds are not expected to be as strong in the coastal communities.
* TIMING...The strongest winds are expected Monday evening into very early Tuesday morning.
* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down tree limbs, branches, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.
A High Wind Warning means hazardous weather conditions of strong and damaging winds are imminent or highly likely in the warning area.
...OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY, IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST FRIDAY NIGHT...
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued air quality advisories for much of Oregon. Smoke from local wood stoves and other sources have combined to create unhealthy air quality in many parts of the region.
The National Weather Service expects winds to clear smoke from the Willamette Valley starting Friday evening. South of Eugene and other parts of the state may continue to experience stagnant air conditions and poor air quality through the weekend.
Local smoke levels can rise and fall rapidly, depending on fire activity and weather factors including wind direction.
View current air quality conditions at DEQ`s Air Quality Index
https://oraqi.deq.state.or.us/home/map or by downloading the OregonAir app on smartphones.
Many local jurisdictions are under wood burning restrictions, limiting the use of wood stoves, fireplaces and outdoor firepits. There are often exceptions for those who use wood exclusively to heat their homes and those with limited income. Check with your local heath or air agency for current restrictions. Areas under active wood stove restrictions include:
* Multnomah County (http://bit.ly/MultCoSmoke)
* Washington County (http://bit.ly/WACoSmoke)
* Lane County (http://www.lrapa.org)
The Oregon Health Authority urges residents of affected communities to take steps to avoid health problems during smoky conditions, including:
* Avoid strenuous outdoor activities when air quality is unhealthy.
* Those with heart or lung problems, as well as young children, are especially vulnerable. These people should stay indoors while smoke levels are high.
* True high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and non-ozone producing electrostatic precipitator (ESP) air cleaners and filters can help keep indoor air cleaner.
* Reduce other sources of indoor smoke. Avoid burning cigarettes and candles; using gas, propane, wood-burning stoves and furnaces; cooking; and vacuuming.
* If you have heart disease or lung disease, such as asthma, follow your healthcare provider`s advice about prevention and treatment of symptoms.