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Fire Weather Warning
ORZ643-645-WAZ643-645-310600-
/O.UPG.KPDT.FW.A.0009.140730T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPDT.FW.W.0010.140731T2000Z-140803T0600Z/
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-WALLOWA DISTRICT-
BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-ASOTIN COUNTY-
850 AM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR643...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 1 PM THURSDAY TO 11 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN
BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. 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...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND
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 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.

&&

$$

Heat Advisory
ORZ044-507-WAZ027-029-302200-
/O.EXB.KPDT.HT.Y.0002.140730T1900Z-140731T0400Z/
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-YAKIMA VALLEY-
FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOARDMAN...HERMISTON...IONE...
PENDLETON...PILOT ROCK...NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...
YAKIMA...DAYTON...WAITSBURG...WALLA WALLA
400 AM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES: HIGHS TODAY WILL BE 100 TO 105.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE... RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911.

&&

$$

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