South Central Oregon Cascades

 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 4:34 PM PDT on July 22, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire weather
zones 280... 281... 617... 621... 622 and 623...

* affected area: fire weather zones 281... 622... 621... 623... 617
and 280.

* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected through
this evening... except numerous thunderstorms are expected over
the northern portion of zone 623.

* Outflow winds... 30 to 50 mph gusts are possible.

* Impacts... scattered to numerous thunderstorms combined with
existing 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 and as drying occurs in the days
that follow the thunderstorms.

* 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. These conditions will
contribute to extreme fire behavior.



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318 PM PDT Tue Jul 22 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 occasional
scattered thunderstorms will be possible through Wednesday
afternoon.

* 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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