Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 10:54 PM PDT on July 22, 2014, expires at: 5:00 PM PDT on July 23, 2014
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire weather zones or610...or611 and or640... A red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Timing...storms will continue to develop and scattered thunderstorms will be possible through Wednesday afternoon.
  • Thunderstorms...some storms may become strong with outflow winds around 40 mph and small hail.
  • Precipitation...there will be a mix of wet and dry storms with anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to over one quarter of an inch of rain possible.
  • Lightning activity level...3 to 4.
  • 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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