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Weather Alert Detail

  • Red Flag Warning for Garfield County, Washington
  • Red Flag Warning issued July 09 at 1:55PM PDT until July 09 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:55 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9 p.m.
  • ...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING TODAY ACROSS
    CENTRAL AND EASTERN OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON...
    .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER CALIFORNIA WILL SPREAD MOISTURE AND
    ENERGY ACROSS EASTERN OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON TODAY.
    THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP DURING THE DAYTIME AND EVENING
    HOURS... AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL BRING FREQUENT LIGHTNING.
    MANY THUNDERSTORMS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AND WILL ADD MOISTURE TO
    THE VERY DRY FUELS. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE THE POSSIBILITY OF NEW
    FIRE STARTS AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD IN AREAS THAT MAY ONLY RECEIVE
    LIGHT RAIN.
    ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
    FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
    WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 610...611...640... 642...643...643...
    644...645 AND 645...
    * AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR610...EAST SLOPES OF THE
    CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES. FIRE ZONE OR611...DESCHUTES NATIONAL
    FOREST. FIRE ZONE OR640...CENTRAL MOUNTAIN OF OREGON. FIRE
    ZONE OR642....SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. FIRE
    WEATHER ZONES WA643 AND OR643...NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF
    OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON. FIRE ZONE OR644...CENTRAL
    BLUE MOUNTAINS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE WA645 AND OR645 WALLOWA
    DISTRICT AND ASOTIN COUNTY.
    * TIMING...MOST OF THE LIGHTNING ACTIVITY WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 2
    PMAND 8 PM.
    * LIGHTNING ACTIVITY...3-4.
    * PRECIPITATION...SOME STORMS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN WITH ONE
    HALF OF AN INCH TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE. IF HEAVY DOWNPOURS
    OCCUR NEAR STEEP TERRAIN...WATCH FOR DEBRIS FLOWS.
    * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
    SPREAD RAPIDLY.