Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:18 PM PDT on July 22, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire weather zones or610...or611 and or640...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area...in orz610...fire weather zone 610 east slopes of central Oregon Cascades. In orz611...fire weather zone 611 Deschutes National Forest minus Sisters -Ranger district. In orz640...fire weather zone 640 central mountains of Oregon.

* Timing...storms will continue to develop and occasional scattered thunderstorms will be possible through Wednesday afternoon.

* Thunderstorms...some storms may become strong with outflow winds around 40 mph and 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 to 4.

* 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.