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Oregon, East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:00 PM PDT on July 21, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am Tuesday to 5 PM PDT
Wednesday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across
fire weather zones or610... or611 and or640...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning... which is
in effect from 11 am Tuesday to 5 PM PDT Wednesday. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* 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 develop around mid-day Tuesday and
occasional 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.

* 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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