Harney County

 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 1:58 PM MDT on July 30, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening for
lightning for Burns blm... which is fire weather zone 636...

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening.

* Thunderstorms... isolated thunderstorms early this afternoon
will continue to increase in coverage this evening.

* Outflow winds... gusty outflow winds of 40 to 50 mph. Locally
heavy rains also possible under the storm shaft.

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Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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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