Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1110 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

.MONSOON MOISTURE CIRCULATING AROUND A SOUTHWEST U.S. HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL CREATE A THREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER OREGON
AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY
EVENING. ABUNDANT LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS
WHICH WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING
FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH.

ORZ610-611-640-642-644-311600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-140803T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
1110 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611...OR640...OR642 AND OR644...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ610...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 610 EAST SLOPES
  OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ611...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 611
  DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST MINUS -SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT. IN
  ORZ640...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 640 CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
  ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY
  MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE
  MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN EACH
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
  ERRATIC WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PEA TO MARBLE SIZE
  HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
  TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO LOCALLY 4 THURSDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
  RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

ORZ643-645-WAZ643-645-311600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0010.140731T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-WALLOWA DISTRICT-
BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-ASOTIN COUNTY-
1110 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 PM
PDT SATURDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR643...OR645...WA643 AND WA645...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 PM
PDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN
  BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
  WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
  MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
  ASOTIN COUNTY.

* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
  ERRATIC WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PEA TO MARBLE SIZE
  HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
  TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO LOCALLY 4 THURSDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
  RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON (ALL LOWER CASE)




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