Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1054 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE REGION WILL CONTINUE TO
CAUSE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH SOME STORMS
MAY PRODUCE WETTING RAIN...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED WHICH
COULD START NEW FIRES IN VERY DRY FUELS. STORMS HAVE DEVELOPED
OVER MOST OF THE REGION THIS EVENING AND WILL MOVE NORTH TO
NORTHEAST. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD POTENTIALLY LAST THROUGH
THE REST OF THE NIGHT IN SOME PLACES. AS THE LOW MOVES INLAND
WEDNESDAY...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP AND
CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING.

ORZ610-611-640-231600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140724T0000Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
1054 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611 AND OR640...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* 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.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND SCATTERED
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
  WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

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

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* 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.

&&

$$

ORZ639-641>645-WAZ639-641-643-645-675-681-231600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
WALLOWA DISTRICT-EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
ASOTIN COUNTY-EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT-
1054 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
  OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
  ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
  ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
  CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
  BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
  MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
  ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
  WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
  MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
  WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

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

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* 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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