Test of wind predictions for peak fire-danger stations in Oregon and Washington

by Owen P. Cramer

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in [Portland, Or

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  • Wind forecasting -- Washington (State),
  • Wind forecasting -- Oregon.

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Statementby Owen P. Cramer.
SeriesResearch paper -- no. 22., Research paper (Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)) -- no. 22.
ContributionsPacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16143223M

1. 1. Purpose This protocol is intended to provide guidance for the local, state, tribal, and federal agencies in Oregon who respond to severe smoke episodes caused by large or long-duration wildfires and to ensure a coordinated response. With strong winds and hot temperatures expected this weekend, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is prepositioning firefighters across fire-prone areas of the state and urging everyone to use abundant caution when working or recreating outdoors. Scattered, dry lightning is expected this weekend across much of eastern Washington, increasing the likelihood of. Industrial-scale wind energy is often promoted as a clean and sustainable source of energy. It brings, however, many adverse impacts of its own. Of most immediate concern for communities targeted for wind power facilities are their size and noise, with the consequent loss .   The Hot-Dry-Windy Index for an area 15 miles northwest of Santa Rosa, California. Weather forecasters expect the wildland fire danger in some areas of .

  A ridge of high pressure is expected to bring blistering temperatures to the Willamette Valley this weekend, to be followed possibly, just possibly, by showers in the middle of next week, the. Click on the map for current ODF public fire restrictions. Complete legal proclamation is below. Private Landowners and other agencies may have additional here for industrial fire restrictions. Portland Saturday weather: Enjoy the sun, high of 50; rain returns Sunday. Friday offered a reminder that the sun is still up there in the sky, and we can expect to see more of the big yellow orb.   Given the forecast and conditions, PG&E is advising its customers of the potential for a widespread PSPS lasting several days, intended to prevent a catastrophic wildfire. As this intense weather event approaches the service area in the next 24 hours, PG&E’s forecasts will offer sharper detail, noting that the scope may continue to change on.

High wind is possible, sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts to at least 58 mph, along the coast with less of a chance over the northern inland areas. Most other [western Washington] places exposed to southerly wind could have wind in the mph range, with gusts 40 to 45 mph. Other fires erupted Monday night into Tuesday in and near the Cascades of western Washington and Oregon. As clouds and chilly air engulfed the central states, chimneys of smoke were being swept westward over the Pacific from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California at . Offshore Waters Forecast NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC PM PST Tue Nov 24 Washington and Oregon waters- Inner waters from 60 nm to nm offshore. Outer waters from nm to nm offshore. Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. FIRE DANGER LEVEL CHANGE: A combination of higher relative humidity, cooler temperatures, and rain in the forecast across southwest Oregon have made it .

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Excerpt from Test of Wind Predictions for Peak Fire-Danger Stations in Oregon and Washington Behavior of forest fires is influenced more by wind speed than by any other : Owen P. Cramer. Title Test of wind predictions for peak fire-danger stations in Oregon and Washington.

Forecasts of p.m. wind speed were prepared by each method morning and evening. Citation: Cramer, Owen P. Test of wind predictions for peak fire-danger stations in Oregon and Washington. USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No.

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Test of Wind Predictions for Peak Fire-Danger Stations in Oregon and Washington (Classic Reprint) by Owen P Cramer,available at Book. Relative accuracy of several wind-speed forecasting methods was tested during the forest fire seasons of and For the study, three fire-weather forecast centers of the U.

Weather Bureau prepared individual station forecasts for 11 peak stations within the national. forests of Oregon and Washington. These spot forecasts were considered the best forecasts available. Buy Test of wind predictions for peak fire-danger stations in Oregon and Washington (Research paper) by Cramer, Owen P (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Cramer INTRODUCTION Behavior of forest fires is influenced more by wind speed than by any other factor. When a quiet fire in calm air is fanned by a sudden wind, it may become a raging inferno in a matter of seconds.

wind speed into predicted values for individual fire-danger stations. Difficulties in preparation and use of these aids by field personnel were investigated during 2 summers on 5 ranger districts in the na- tional forests of Oregon and Washington.

Emphasis was given to ac- curacy of predictions of changes and other situations important t~ fire. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday night a wildfire, referred to as the Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Fire, was burning south of Midway.

As of Wednesday morning, Level 3. Weather radar, wind and waves forecast for kiters, surfers, paragliders, pilots, sailors and anyone else. Worldwide animated weather map, with easy to use layers and precise spot forecast.

METAR, TAF and NOTAMs for any airport in the World. SYNOP codes from weather stations and buoys. Forecast models ECMWF, GFS, NAM and NEMS. Note: Forecasts may not depict accurate fire danger between October and April.

Large Fire Potential Index 7 day forecast * The experimental fire potential index map uses satellite derived Relative Greenness, an NFDRS fuel model map (both 1 km resolution), and an interpolated hour timelag map as inputs to weight the relative influence of live.

ODF Lightning Tracker is a map website provided for authorized collaborators only. If you are a part of an organization supporting ODF fire suppression activities you. Local weather forecast by "City, St" or zip code A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.

Yakima Valley and East Slopes of the Washington Cascades. * WHEN Until 10 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS Poor air quality may cause. SMOKE MANAGEMENT FORECAST AND INSTRUCTIONS.

SALEM FORESTRY WEATHER CENTER. OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY. ISSUED: Wednesday, Novem PM Gary Votaw * COVID Fall Prescribed Burning Restrictions * *Counties in Baseline, Phase 1 or ' Watchlist ' reopening status include: * *Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington.

UPDATED Monday, July S. Washington blaze caused by wind turbine that caught fire now 30% contained A wildfire in southern Washington. Washington state lands officials are warning people working and playing outdoors to be mindful of higher wildfire danger.

They've elevated the wildfire danger status in most of eastern and central Washington from low to moderate. Continue Reading Northwest Fire Danger Increases Early In Season As Temperatures Rise Above Normal.

The northerly wind peak occurs when high pressure builds over the eastern Pacific and the southwesterly powerful winds occur when a strong trough or low-pressure system approaches the coast. The southwesterly winds are the strongest (up to 51 knots!), but they are associated with clouds and rain, so little fire danger from them.

A roadside sign warns motorists of extreme fire danger on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct.

25, Due to high winds. Detailed forecast for Northern Oregon Cascades. Tonight. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level feet. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Tuesday. Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain until afternoon, then rain late in the afternoon.

Snow level feet increasing to feet in the afternoon. 1 of Late Tuesday night into Wednesday night marks the start of a wind event expected to run through Thursday and increase wildfire danger. The National Weather Service has a. California fire danger spikes with most powerful winds of the season Strong Santa Ana winds fueled the Woolsey fire, as seen from the beach in Malibu.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times). More of those bad air days are likely in the weeks ahead as the traditional peak of fire season hits. Gass cautions that even a shift in the wind won’t bring the current conditions back to normal. There is a lack of high resolution measurements of wind speed and direction with which to test wind model accuracy.

This project is directed at collecting needed data sets in mountainous terrain. Wind predictions in complex terrain are important for a number of applications including wildland fire behavior, transport and dispersion of.

To derive a quantitative method of distinguishing between wet and dry lightning days, long-period (–77) records of thunderstorms and precipitation were used that were available for Spokane, Yakima, and Walla Walla, Washington; Pendleton and Baker, Oregon; and Idaho Falls, Idaho (WeatherDisc Associates ; see Fig.

1a for station locations).). Of these stations, upper-air. Parts of the interior Northwest also have an enhanced fire danger late this week. Red flag warnings and fire weather watches are posted from parts of Washington and Oregon.

The USA Pacific Northwest has a lot of hydroelectric potential, the rivers that drain to the west from the Cascade Mountain Range. Hydroelectric needs abundant river water and some gradient. Along the Columbia River, between Washington and Oregon, the gradient is low, but the flow-rates are very high, so hydroelectric dams like Bonneville work.

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Gaining an understanding of the National Fire Danger Rating System ( KB) Tips and advice on running an NFDRS station; WIMS User's Guide.

A large storm off the coast of California and Oregon will keep Colorado's forecast unsettled over the next few days.

Colorado Fire Danger, Colorado Forecast low due to a donwslope wind in. SinceWFAS has been producing fire danger forecasts with data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

For more information about the NDFD click here. We've developed a simple, point forecast interface that produces seven day fire danger forecasts from the National Digital Forecast .The forecast data is read 'real-time' from the National Weather Service Aviation web site.

This data is adjusted to the local time zone and converted into a graphical format. With thousand of locations across the country to choose from including Hawaii and Alaska, you can probably find a Launch Code station.

VANCOUVER (NEWS ) – Could B.C. be in for yet another major, perhaps even record, wildfire season? A prediction from U.S. forecasters suggests the Pacific Northwest is already drier than normal, which isn’t a good start. The region is in a moderate drought right now, and that makes an especially-heavy wildfire season along the west coast more than likely, according to the U.S.