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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:50 AM PDT on July 30, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 03, 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Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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.






Record Report

Statement as of 2:14 PM PDT on July 30, 2014


... New daily record high temperatures for July 29th...

Note: stations marked with * indicate that the station reports once
per day. For consistency... these values are considered to have
occurred on the day the observation was taken but may have actually
occurred (especially for Max temperature) on the previous day.

Station previous new records
                         record/year record began

*la grande(city), or 101 / 2003 101 (tied) 1887
pendleton(arpt), or 104 / 2003 104 (tied) 1934
Yakima,WA 102 / 2003 105 1909


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