Ochoco-John Day Highlands Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 8:38 AM PDT on July 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 2:14 PM PDT on July 30, 2014

...New daily record high temperatures for July 29th...

Note: stations marked with * indicate that the station reports once per day. For consistency...these values are considered to have occurred on the day the observation was taken but may have actually occurred (especially for Max temperature) on the previous day.

Station previous new records record/year record began

*la grande(city), or 101 / 2003 101 (tied) 1887 pendleton(arpt), or 104 / 2003 104 (tied) 1934 Yakima,WA 102 / 2003 105 1909

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