South Central Oregon Cascades

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:43 PM PDT on July 30, 2014


... Significant weather advisory for western Klamath and extreme
northeastern Jackson counties until 430 PM PDT...

At 340 PM PDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a
strong thunderstorm 7 miles northwest of Malone Springs... or 20 miles
south of Crater Lake... moving north at 20 mph.

Hail up to the size of nickels and wind gusts up to 40 mph are
expected with this storm... along with heavy rain and frequent
lightning.

Areas affected by this storm include... annie creek Snow Park and
Highway 62 near Crater Lake.

If threatening weather approaches your area... take shelter in a
sturdy building.

In addition... 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 4290 12232 4286 12195 4245 12211 4246 12232
time... Mot... loc 2243z 184deg 19kt 4263 12218



 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 3:07 PM PDT on July 30, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire weather
zones 617... 623... 624 and 625 in Oregon and 280... 281... 284 and
285 in California...
... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT
Thursday for for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire weather
zones 617... 623... 624 and 625 in Oregon and 280... 281... 284 and
285 in California...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected areas: fire weather zones 617... 623... 624 and 625 in
Oregon and 280... 281... 284 and 285 in California.

* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected this
afternoon through this evening... diminishing in coverage
tonight. More thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon
and evening.

* 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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850 am PDT Wed Jul 30 2014

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM
PDT Saturday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning
across fire weather zones or610... or611... or640... or642 and
or644...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning... which is
in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Saturday. 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. 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 today and 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... 2 to 3 today... and 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.







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