Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County

 Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 11:07 PM PDT on July 29, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT
Wednesday for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire zones
617... 623... 624 and 625...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels
for fire zones 617... 623... 624 and 625...

The red flag warning that was in effect for earlier this evening
has expired for fire zones 617... 623... 624 and 625...

* affected areas: fire weather zones 617... 623... 624 and 625.

* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected Wednesday
afternoon through Wednesday evening... diminishing in coverage
later Wednesday night. More thunderstorms are possible 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.







926 PM PDT Tue Jul 29 2014

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Saturday evening for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning
across fire weather zones or610... or611... or640... or642... or643...
or644... or645... wa643 and wa645...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning...
which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday
evening.

* 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 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 waz643... fire weather zone 643 Blue Mountains of
Washington. In waz645... fire weather zone 645 Asotin County.

* Timing... scattered thunderstorms will develop each afternoon and
evening beginning Wednesday and continuing 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 a quarter inch
of rain possible.

* Lightning activity level... 2 to 3 on Wednesday 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 Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






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