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Special Statement

Statement as of 4:45 PM PDT on July 22, 2014

Expires 8:45 PM EDT on July 22, 2014


... Significant weather advisory for southeastern Benton...
southwestern Walla Walla and northwestern Umatilla counties until 545
PM PDT...

At 437 PM PDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a
strong thunderstorm 10 miles west of Pendleton... moving north at 35
mph. There are also other strong storms in the area.

Hail up to one-half inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 50 mph are
expected with this storm... along with heavy rain and frequent
dangerous lightning.

This storm may intensify... so be certain to monitor local radio and
TV stations... as well as local cable TV outlets... for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Lat... Lon 4548 11867 4543 11875 4550 11904 4552 11906
      4551 11908 4554 11925 4560 11925 4560 11932
      4618 11929 4613 11842
time... Mot... loc 2344z 185deg 37kt 4577 11902



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:18 PM PDT on July 22, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Wednesday
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire
weather zones or639... or641... or642... or643... or644... or645...
wa639... wa641... wa643... wa645... wa675 and wa681...

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

* Affected area... in orz639... fire weather zone 639 east slopes
of the northern Oregon Cascades. In orz641... fire weather zone
641 lower Columbia Basin of Oregon. In orz642... fire weather
zone 642 southern blue and Strawberry mountains. In orz643...
fire weather zone 643 northern Blue Mountains of Oregon. In
orz644... fire weather zone 644 central Blue Mountains. In
orz645... fire weather zone 645 Wallowa district. In waz639...
fire weather zone 639 east slopes of the southern Washington
Cascades. In waz641... fire weather zone 641 lower Columbia
Basin of Washington. In waz643... fire weather zone 643 Blue
Mountains of Washington. In waz645... fire weather zone 645
Asotin County. In waz675... fire weather zone 675 eastern
Washington southern Columbia Basin. In waz681... fire weather
zone 681 yakama alpine district.

* Timing... storms will continue to develop over the eastern
mountains and move north to northeast. Occasional scattered
thunderstorms will be possible through Wednesday evening.

* Thunderstorms... some storms may become strong with outflow winds
around 40 mph and 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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