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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
930 PM PDT Mon Aug 8 2022

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING EXPECTED
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT ALONG THE NORTH OREGON AND LANE COUNTY
CASCADES...

ORZ607-608-092300-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0003.220809T2100Z-220810T1300Z/
Mt. Hood National Forest West of Cascade Crest-
Willamette National Forest-
930 PM PDT Mon Aug 8 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 6 AM
PDT WEDNESDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
607 AND 608...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon, Fire Weather Zone 607 Mt. Hood
  National Forest West of Cascade Crest and Fire Weather Zone
  608 Willamette National Forest.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms are expected to
  develop Tuesday afternoon and could persist through Tuesday
  night into early Wednesday morning. Lightning activity level
  around 3 expected.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Outflow wind gusts near thunderstorms could
  approach 30 to 40 mph.

* IMPACTS...Frequent lightning and critically dry fuels may
  result in numerous fire starts. Thunderstorm outflow winds may
  result in erratic fire spread.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

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For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland



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