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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
245 PM 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 SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVER
OREGON AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH 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-WAZ643-645-020600-
/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-
245 PM 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...THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE EACH DAY...BECOMING SCATTERED IN
  THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE DISSIPATING OVERNIGHT. EXPECT
  THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE TO INCREASE AGAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* 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)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
229 PM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...SCATTERED LIGHTNING EXPECTED OVER NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERVIEW...SCATTERED LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS ALL OF
NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK THIS EVENING. OVER THE PARK COMPLEX
EAST OF THE CASCADE CREST...FUEL DRYNESS MEETS THE PREREQUISITE
DRYNESS LEVEL FOR A RED FLAG WARNING. HOWEVER WEST OF THE CASCADE
CREST...FUELS HAVE NOT YET DRIED ENOUGH TO MEET THE PREREQUISITE
LEVEL FOR A RED FLAG WARNING.

WAZ662-020600-
/O.UPG.KSEW.FW.A.0001.000000T0000Z-140802T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.FW.W.0003.140801T2129Z-140802T0600Z/
EAST PORTION OF NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK/LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL
RECREATIONAL AREA-
229 PM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
SCATTERED LIGHTNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THERE IS A RISK OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
  THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...ERRATIC OUTFLOW WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH
  WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING MAY START NEW FIRES...AND GROWTH ON EXISTING
  FIRES IS POSSIBLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED LIGHTNING IN
DRY FUELS CAN CAUSE MULTIPLE FIRE STARTS. THUNDERSTORMS CAN ALSO
BRING ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO EXISTING FIRES.

&&

$$

HANER

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

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