Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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RFWPDT

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
834 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
TODAY AND WILL REMAIN OVER WASHINGTON AND OREGON ON TUESDAY. THIS
WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN WESTERLY WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW
HUMIDITY. THE INCREASED WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL OREGON THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

ORZ611-640-040445-
/O.CAN.KPDT.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150805T0400Z/
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST - MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
834 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS CANCELLED THE RED
FLAG WARNING.

THUNDERSTORMS HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE AREA AND ARE DIMINISHING.

$$

ORZ639-641-WAZ639-641-675-041700-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150805T0400Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
834 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...WASHINGTON AND OREGON FIRE ZONES 639 AND641
  AND WASHINGTON ZONE 675 WHICH INCLUDES THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
  SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...THE LOWER
  COLUMBIA BASIN...THE YAKIMA VALLEY...AND THE HANFORD DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 2 PM AND 8 PM.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
  IN THE EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO
  25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. 10-22 PERCENT
  TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  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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