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Oregon, South Central Oregon Cascades

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:10 PM PDT on July 30, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire
weather zones or610... or611... or640... or642 and or644...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday.

* 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. In
orz642... fire weather zone 642 southern blue and Strawberry
mountains. In orz644... fire weather zone 644 central Blue
Mountains.

* Timing... scattered thunderstorms will develop 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... 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.





1109 PM PDT Wed Jul 30 2014

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT
Thursday for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire zones
280... 281... 284... 285... 617... 621... 622... 623... 624 and 625...

The red flag warning that was in effect for earlier this evening
has expired for fire zones 280... 281... 284... 285... 617... 621... 622...
623... 624 and 625...

* affected areas: fire weather zones 280... 281... 284... 285... 617...
621... 622... 623... 624 and 625...

* thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected Thursday
afternoon and evening... diminishing overnight.

* Outflow winds... 30 to 40 mph gusts are possible on both days.

* Impacts... scattered thunderstorms combined with existing very
dry fuels will result in many fire starts in a short period
of time. Significant rainfall is expected with some of the
thunderstorms... but fire spread is likely in areas that do
not receive wetting rain.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.



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