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Oregon, East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:28 AM PDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT this
afternoon for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across
fire weather zones or610... or611 and or640...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT this
afternoon.

* Affected area... in orz610... fire weather zone 610 east slopes of
central Oregon Cascades. In orz611... fire weather zone 611
Deschutes National Forest. In orz640... fire weather zone 640
central mountains of Oregon.

* Timing... storms will continue to develop and scattered
thunderstorms will be possible through this afternoon.

* Thunderstorms... some storms may become strong with outflow
winds around 40 mph and small 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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