Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 8:50 am PDT on July 30, 2014, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on August 02, 2014
  • ...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Saturday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire weather zones or610...or611...or640...or642 and or644... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag warning for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
  • 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 644 central Blue Mountains.
  • Timing...scattered thunderstorms will develop today and again each afternoon and evening 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 over one quarter inch of rain possible.
  • Lightning activity level...2 to 3 today...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 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.

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