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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
318 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE REGION WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH SOME STORMS MAY
PRODUCE WETTING RAIN...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED WHICH
COULD START NEW FIRES IN VERY DRY FUELS. STORMS HAVE DEVELOPED OVER
CENTRAL OREGON AND WILL MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS COULD POTENTIALLY LAST THROUGH THE NIGHT IN SOME
PLACES. AS THE LOW MOVES INLAND WEDNESDAY...OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING.

ORZ639-641>645-WAZ639-641-643-645-675-681-230600-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS-
WALLOWA DISTRICT-EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
ASOTIN COUNTY-EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN-
YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT-
318 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
  OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
  ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
  ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
  CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
  BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
  MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
  ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
  WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
  MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
  AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

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

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

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






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