Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
208 PM PDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS IN CENTRAL OREGON ON
MONDAY...

.A Pacific frontal system will increase moisture and instability
across central Oregon on Monday. Scattered thunderstorms with
frequent lightning are expected. In the grassy areas of central
Oregon...the Heppner District...and ODF John Day, new fires from
lightning strikes may spread rapidly.

ORZ640-644-242115-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.A.0002.170626T1700Z-170627T0500Z/
Central Mountains of Oregon-Central Blue Mountains-
208 PM PDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 640 AND 644...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through
Monday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon...Fire weather zone 640 covering the
  Prineville District and the Crooked River National Grasslands.
  In ORZ644...the lower elevations covering the John Day Valley...
  the Grande Ronde Valley...and the Heppner District.

* TIMING...Thunderstorms will develop in central Oregon Monday
  morning then eastern Oregon Monday afternoon.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY...4 which means frequent lightning is
  expected and moderate rain is commonly produced.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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