Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Boise, ID

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
336 AM MDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...SCATTERED STORMS WILL BRING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING TO MUCH OF THE
AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...

.A MOIST AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...ALONG WITH STRONG SHEAR AND AN
APPROACHING SHORT WAVE TROUGH...WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT ACROSS THE WESTERN TWO-THIRDS OF THE FIRE WEATHER
DISTRICTS. THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE
CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HOWEVER...
AFTER YESTERDAY/S ACTIVITY...WE ARE NOW MORE CONFIDENT. THEREFORE
A WARNING IS BEING ISSUED. WITH A VERY MOIST ATMOSPHERE...THE
CORES OF THE STORMS WILL BE QUITE WET. RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE
CORES WILL BE 0.25 TO 0.50 INCHES. STORMS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST
NEAR 40 MPH...VERY FAST FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. PEOPLE IN THE PATH
WILL HAVE LESS TIME THAN NORMAL TO PREPARE.

IDZ400-401-420-423-ORZ636-637-646-222200-
/O.CON.KBOI.FW.W.0004.140722T2100Z-140723T0600Z/
NORTHERN BOISE BLM-WESTERN PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST-
TREASURE VALLEY BLM-OWYHEE MOUNTAINS-BURNS BLM-VALE BLM-
BAKER VALLEY-
336 AM MDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MDT /2 PM PDT/
THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MDT /11 PM PDT/ TONIGHT FOR LIGHTNING
FOR NORTHERN BOISE BLM...WESTERN PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST...
TREASURE VALLEY BLM...OWYHEE MOUNTAINS...BURNS BLM...VALE BLM AND
BAKER VALLEY...WHICH ARE FIRE WEATHER ZONES 400...401...420...
423... 636...637 AND 646...

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED STORMS FROM MID-AFTERNOON THROUGH
  MIDNIGHT MDT / 11 PM PDT /

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE
  STRONGER STORMS...BUT GENERALLY GUSTS WILL BE 30 TO 50 MPH.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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