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Oregon, Upper Hood River Valley

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:53 PM PDT on July 31, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday for
thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire weather
zone or639...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning... which is
in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday.

* Affected area... in orz639... fire weather zone 639 east slopes
of the northern Oregon Cascades.

* Timing... thunderstorm development will increase with scattered
thunderstorms by this evening. Scattered thunderstorms can be
expected in the afternoons and evenings 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... 3 to locally 4 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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