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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 6:14 PM PDT on July 31, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire zones
284... 285... 617... 622 and 623...

* affected areas: fire weather zones 284... 285... 617... 622 and
623...

* thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected this
evening... diminishing overnight.

* Outflow winds... 30 to 40 mph gusts are possible.

* Impacts... scattered thunderstorms combined with existing very
dry fuels will result in many fire starts in a short period
of time. Significant rainfall is expected with some of the
thunderstorms... but fire spread is likely in areas that do
not receive wetting rain.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.



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153 PM PDT Thu Jul 31 2014

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire
weather zones or610... or611... or640... or642 and or644...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Saturday.

* 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. 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 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... 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.





Record Report

Statement as of 5:36 PM PDT on July 31, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Montague CA...

a record high temperature of 102 degrees was set at Montague CA
today.
This breaks the old record of 101 set in 2009.



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