Fire Weather Watch:

Issued at: 9:26 PM PDT on July 29, 2014, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on August 02, 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 weather zone 610 east slopes of central Oregon Cascades. In weather zone 611 Deschutes National Forest -minus Sisters Ranger district. In weather zone 640 central mountains of Oregon. In weather zone 642 southern blue and Strawberry mountains. In weather zone 643 northern Blue Mountains of Oregon. In weather zone 644 central Blue Mountains. In weather zone 645 Wallowa district. In weather zone 643 Blue Mountains of Washington. In 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.

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