Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
808 AM PDT WED JUL 9 2014

...BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS THE COLUMBIA
BASIN TODAY...

.A WEAK COLD FRONT ON THIS AFTERNOON WILL PUSH THE THUNDERSTORM
THREAT EASTWARD WHILE INCREASING WINDS ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN.
MEANWHILE...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN LOW AND CRITICALLY DRY
FUELS MAY RESULT IN RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

ORZ641-WAZ641-675-100500-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0006.140709T2000Z-140710T0500Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
808 AM PDT WED JUL 9 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR641...WA641 AND WA675...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER
  COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN WAZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641
  LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 675 EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY WITH THE STRONGEST
  WINDS EXPECTED IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
  CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

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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