Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
250 PM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.Thunderstorms producing frequent lightning have been observed
across central and northeast Oregon this afternoon. Some storms
are producing gusts up to 50 mph. Thunderstorms will travel
northeast late this afternoon and evening and affect the eastern
half of the Lower Columbia Basin and along the Blue Mountain
Foothills. Where the fine fuels such as grass and shrubs are
located, new fires from lightning strikes may spread rapidly.

ORZ641-643-645-WAZ641-643-270500-
/O.EXA.KPDT.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170627T0500Z/
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
Wallowa District-Lower Columbia Basin of Washington-
Blue Mountains of Washington-
250 PM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 10 PM PDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREAS...Fire weather zones 641 east of the Tri Cities
  and Boardman and the grassy areas of fire zones 643 and 645.

* TIMING...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage after 4 PM.


* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...4 which means abundant lightning
  is expected.

* PRECIPITATION...Storms will initially bring little
  precipitation but will gradually become wet with some storms
  producing moderate downpours.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  in the grasses and shrubs. Outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

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.

&&

$$

ORZ640-644-270500-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170627T0500Z/
Central Mountains of Oregon-Central Blue Mountains-
250 PM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS...

* AFFECTED AREAS...In Oregon...Fire weather zones 640 and 644.

* TIMING...Thunderstorms have already developed in this area and
  will continue through the evening hours.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...4 which means abundant lightning
  is expected.

* PRECIPITATION...Storms will initially bring little
  precipitation but will gradually become wet with some storms
  producing moderate downpours.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  in the grasses and shrubs. Outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

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.

&&

$$


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