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Weather Alert Detail

  • Red Flag Warning for Garfield County, Washington
  • Red Flag Warning issued July 21 at 2:00PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 p.m.
  • ...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING TUESDAY AND
    WEDNESDAY...
    .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE AREA TUESDAY WILL
    CAUSE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH SOME STORMS MAY
    PRODUCE WETTING RAIN...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED WHICH
    COULD START NEW FIRES IN VERY DRY FUELS. STORMS WILL BEGIN
    DEVELOPING OVER CENTRAL OREGON AND THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS AROUND
    MID-DAY TUESDAY AND THEN MOVE NORTH INTO THE WASHINGTON CASCADES AND
    LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
    COULD POTENTIALLY LAST THROUGH THE NIGHT IN SOME PLACES BUT THERE IS
    A LOT OF. AS THE LOW MOVES INLAND ON WEDNESDAY...OCCASIONAL
    SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING.
    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 11 PM PDT
    WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
    FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...WA643 AND
    WA645...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
    WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...WHICH IS
    IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE
    WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
    * AFFECTED AREA...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 WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER
    ZONE 643 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE
    WEATHER ZONE 645 ASOTIN COUNTY.
    * TIMING...STORMS WILL DEVELOP AROUND MID-DAY TUESDAY 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.