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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
850 AM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

.MONSOON MOISTURE CIRCULATING AROUND A SOUTHWEST U.S. HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL CREATE A THREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER OREGON
AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY
EVENING. 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.

ORZ610-611-640-642-644-310600-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0009.140730T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0010.140730T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
850 AM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT SATURDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611...OR640...OR642 AND
OR644...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 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. IN
  ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY
  MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE
  MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AND AGAIN EACH
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH 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...2 TO 3 TODAY...AND 3 TO LOCALLY 4
  THURSDAY 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.

&&

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