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Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
252 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

CAZ280-ORZ624-625-060600-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-200806T0600Z/
Western Klamath National Forest-Klamath Basin and the Fremont-
Winema National Forest-
South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake
and Western Harney Counties-
252 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...
624 AND 625...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will result in new fire
  starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread.
  Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed
  and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area:
  In Northern CA Fire Zone....280.
  In South Central OR Fire Zones...624...625.

* Thunderstorms: Scattered thunderstorms are expected over south
Central Oregon. Some storms may become strong and produce gusty
winds. Highest probability of storms will occur along Highway
31 between FWZ 624 and 625 and the southern portion of FWZ 280.

* View the hazard area in detail at:
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

$$


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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
124 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

ORZ041-WAZ024-026-061300-
/O.NEW.KPDT.WI.Y.0022.200806T1800Z-200807T0600Z/
East Columbia River Gorge-
Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington-Kittitas Valley-
Including the cities of Arlington, The Dalles, White Salmon,
Ellensburg, and Thorp
124 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM THURSDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 45 mph.

* WHERE...In Washington, Eastern Columbia River Gorge and
  Kittitas Valley. In Oregon, East Columbia River Gorge.

* WHEN...From 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/Pendleton


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
1028 AM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

...STRONG WINDS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL OREGON AND SOUTH CENTRAL
WASHINGTON THURSDAY...

.A cold front will move through the region Thursday with strong
winds in the lee of the Cascades and across the Columbia Basin.
Humidity levels will be low enough to support rapid fire spread
with any new ignitions.

ORZ610-639-641-WAZ639-641-675-060600-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.A.0006.200806T1800Z-200807T0600Z/
East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades-
East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades-
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-
East Slopes of the Southern Washington Cascades-
Lower Columbia Basin of Washington-
Eastern Washington Southern Columbia Basin-
1028 AM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 610, 639, 641, AND 675...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ610...Fire weather zone 610. In ORZ639...
  Fire weather zone 639. In ORZ641...Fire weather zone 641. In
  WAZ639...Fire weather zone 639. In WAZ641...Fire weather zone
  641. In WAZ675...Fire weather zone 675.

* TIMING...Strongest winds and lowest humidity will be in the
  afternoon and early evening.

* WIND...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum afternoon humidity 20-30 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Medford OR
327 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

ORZ027-030-052300-
South Central Oregon Cascades-Northern and Eastern Klamath County and
Western Lake County-
327 PM PDT Wed Aug 5 2020

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTH CENTRAL KLAMATH COUNTY...

At 327 PM PDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Walt Haring
Snow Park, or 27 miles southwest of La Pine, moving north at 15 mph.

Nickel size hail is possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Walt Haring Snow Park, Crescent, Chemult and Gilchrist.

This includes the following highways...
 US 97 in Oregon between mile markers 181 and 204.
 Highway 58 in Oregon between mile markers 74 and 86.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They can relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Medford.

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
this storm passes.

LAT...LON 4326 12157 4320 12180 4346 12200 4355 12165
TIME...MOT...LOC 2227Z 160DEG 15KT 4331 12173

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