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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
205 PM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL OREGON...

.Limited moisture and associated instability will move across
central Oregon Monday afternoon and evening. With upper level
low pressure approaching the region, this will give the potential
for scattered thunderstorms in fire weather zones 611, 640, and
642. Most of the storms will be high based, yielding light
precipitation and gusty outflow winds.

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Deschutes National Forest - minus Sisters Ranger District-
Central Mountains of Oregon-
Southern Blue and Strawberry Mountains-
205 PM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT MONDAY FOR
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
611, 640, AND 642...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Monday.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon...Fire weather zones 611, the southern
  portion of zone 640, and all but the extreme northern portion
  of zone 642.

* TIMING...Monday afternoon and evening.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY...LAL 3.

* PRECIPITATION...Generally less than one tenth of an inch.

* IMPACTS...Lightning may cause new fire starts in the warning
  area. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly due to
  gusty outflow winds. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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