Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
154 PM PDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WITH HAINES VALUES OF 6 COMBINED WITH LOW
HUMIDITY WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH ON
SUNDAY...

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

.High pressure over the area will lead to very hot and unstable
conditions with low humidities on Sunday. This will create the
potential for explosive fire growth in grassy areas of Central
Oregon and the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington. In
addition, 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.

ORZ640-252200-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0003.170625T1800Z-170626T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0002.170626T1700Z-170627T0500Z/
Central Mountains of Oregon-
154 PM PDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 640...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 640...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

In addition, a Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Monday
morning through Monday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ640...Fire weather zone 640.

* TIMING...A combination of Haines 6 values and low humidity will
  begin late Sunday morning and continue through early Sunday
  evening. In addition, thunderstorms will develop in central
  Oregon Monday morning then eastern Oregon Monday afternoon.

* HAINES...Level 6 is expected Sunday morning and afternoon
  though it will drop to 5 in portions of Central Oregon by late
  afternoon.

* HUMIDITY...Humidity will drop below 15 percent late Sunday
  morning and continue into early evening before rising.

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

* PRECIPITATION...Storms on Monday 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.

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.

&&

$$

ORZ641-WAZ641-675-252200-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0003.170625T1800Z-170626T0600Z/
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-Lower Columbia Basin of Washington-
Eastern Washington Southern Columbia Basin-
154 PM PDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 641, 641, AND
675...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ641...Fire weather zone 641.In WAZ641...
  Fire weather zone 641. In WAZ675...Fire weather zone 675.

* TIMING...From late morning until early evening.

* HAINES...Level 6 is expected in the late morning through early
  evening.

* HUMIDITY...Humidity will drop below 15 percent late in the
  morning and continue into early evening before rising.

* 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.

&&

$$

ORZ644-252200-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0002.170626T1700Z-170627T0500Z/
Central Blue Mountains-
154 PM PDT Sat Jun 24 2017

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

* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ644...Fire weather zone 644.

* 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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