Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
900 AM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.MONSOON MOISTURE IN ADDITION TO WEAK DISTURBANCES MOVING IN A
SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL KEEP A THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER OREGON AND
EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY. ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS WHICH WILL BE A MIX OF
WET AND DRY WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF
AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER INCH.

ORZ610-611-639-640-642>645-WAZ643-645-020000-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-140803T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
WALLOWA DISTRICT-BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-ASOTIN COUNTY-
900 AM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SATURDAY
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611...
OR639...OR640...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...WA643 AND WA645...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ610...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 610 EAST SLOPES
  OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ611...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 611
  DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST. IN ORZ640...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 640
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 642
  SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ644...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ639...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES.
  IN ORZ643... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF
  OREGON. IN ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN
  WAZ643... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON.
  IN WAZ645... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 ASOTIN COUNTY.

* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON
  AND AGAIN ON SATURDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
  ERRATIC WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PEA TO MARBLE SIZE
  HAIL.

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

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO LOCALLY 4 THROUGH SATURDAY.

* 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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