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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
926 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

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

ORZ610-611-640-642>645-WAZ643-645-301900-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.A.0009.140730T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
EAST SLOPES OF CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST -
MINUS SISTERS RANGER DISTRICT-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-
926 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610...OR611...OR640...OR642...OR643...
OR644...OR645...WA643 AND WA645...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

* 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 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 WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF
  WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 ASOTIN COUNTY.

* TIMING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING BEGINNING WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUING 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 A QUARTER INCH
  OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...2 TO 3 ON WEDNESDAY 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 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)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
459 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

ORZ617-623>625-301215-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0019.140730T2100Z-140731T0600Z/
/O.COR.KMFR.FW.W.0022.140730T2100Z-140731T0600Z/
/O.COR.KMFR.FW.A.0020.140731T2100Z-140801T0600Z/
/O.COR.KMFR.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-140730T0600Z/
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
459 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
   EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
   ZONES 617...623...624...AND 625...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR
   ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...
   623...624...AND 625...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
   THURSDAY EVENING FOR FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR
   FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...623...624 AND 625 IN OREGON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY. A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...623...624 AND 625.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...DIMINISHING IN COVERAGE LATE
  TONIGHT THEN LIKELY EXPANDING IN COVERAGE ON WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...30 TO 40 MPH GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ON BOTH DAYS.

* IMPACTS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COMBINED WITH EXISTING VERY
  DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN MANY FIRE STARTS IN A SHORT PERIOD
  OF TIME. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH SOME OF THE
  THUNDERSTORMS...BUT FIRE SPREAD IS LIKELY IN AREAS THAT DO
  NOT RECEIVE WETTING RAIN.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/ZYV5

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
MAY OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1257 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

IDZ422-475-476-301100-
/O.NEW.KPIH.FW.A.0003.140730T1800Z-140731T0300Z/
SAWTOOTH RANGE/NORTHERN SAWTOOTH NF-
EAST SALMON RIVER MOUNTAINS/SALMON NF-
LEMHI AND LOST RIVER RANGE/CHALLIS NF-
1257 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
SOUTHEAST IDAHO FIRE ZONES 422...475 AND 476...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN IDAHO...FIRE ZONE 422 SAWTOOTH
  RANGE/NORTHERN SAWTOOTH NF...FIRE ZONE 475 EAST SALMON RIVER
  MOUNTAINS/SALMON NF...FIRE ZONE 476 LEMHI AND LOST RIVER
  RANGE/CHALLIS NF.

* TIMING: NOON TO 9 PM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS:THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE NEW FIRE STARTS...EVEN WITH
  STORMS THAT PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS CAN
  CREATE RAPID WIND SHIFTS AND FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR
FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST IDAHO.

&&

$$


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