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Oregon, East Columbia River Gorge

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 7:29 AM PDT on July 22, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
11 PM PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms producing abundant
lightning across fire weather zones or639... or641... or642... or643...
or644... or645... wa639... wa641... wa643... wa645... wa675 and wa681...

A red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
11 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area... in orz639... fire weather zone 639 east slopes of
the northern Oregon Cascades. In orz641... fire weather zone 641
lower Columbia Basin 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
waz639... fire weather zone 639 east slopes of the southern
Washington Cascades. In waz641... fire weather zone 641 lower
Columbia Basin of Washington. In waz643... fire weather zone 643
Blue Mountains of Washington. In waz645... fire weather zone 645
Asotin County. In waz675... fire weather zone 675 eastern
Washington southern Columbia Basin. In waz681... fire weather
zone 681 yakama alpine district.

* Timing... storms will move into the area this afternoon and
occasional scattered thunderstorms will be possible through
Wednesday evening.

* 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.

* 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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