Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1021 PM PDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING IN CENTRAL OREGON
SUNDAY...

.MOISTURE MOVING INTO THE AREA...IN COMBINATION WITH A WEATHER
DISTURBANCE MOVING ACROSS THE REGION...WILL LEAD TO A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING OVER CENTRAL OREGON. HOT
AND DRY CONDITIONS...IN ADDITION TO STORMS INITIALLY STARTING OUT
WITH LITTLE RAINFALL...WILL LEAD TO AN ENHANCED THREAT OF NEW
WILDFIRES OVER CENTRAL OREGON.

ORZ610-611-640-121600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.A.0005.140713T1800Z-140714T0700Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
1021 PM PDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611 AND OR640...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* 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.

* TIMING...THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE CENTRAL OREGON
  CASCADES DURING THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
  SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING. STORMS WILL MOVE NORTH AND EAST AND CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GUSTY
  OUTFLOW WINDS AROUND 35 MPH POSSIBLE.

* PRECIPITATION...MOST STORMS WILL HAVE LESS THAN TENTH OF AN
  INCH OF RAIN...BUT SOME COULD PRODUCE AROUND A QUARTER OF AN
  INCH OF RAIN...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING HOURS.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
  RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

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.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON (ALL LOWER CASE)





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