Red Flag Warning, Heat Advisory continue through Tuesday

Red Flag Warning, Heat Advisory continue through Tuesday
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Red Flag Warning

...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL BRING HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING
MOISTURE TO THE FORECAST AREA RESULTING IN AN INCREASING PERIOD OF
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE WEATHER
ZONES OR633...OR634...OR635...OR638 AND WA633...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 633 NORTHERN BLUE
  MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 634 EAGLE CAP
  DISTRICT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 635 WALLOWA DISTRICT AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 638 BAKER VALLEY. IN WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  633 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON.

* TIMING...ANOTHER ROUND OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
  TODAY AND THIS EVENING. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  ALSO EXPECTED ON TUESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION...SOME STORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND CONTAIN
  SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE RESULTING IN WETTING RAINS UNDER THE
  STORMS.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3...OCCASIONALLY 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN
  NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
  WITH SOME THUNDERSTORMS.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Heat Advisory

...VERY HOT TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...

.HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WESTERN U.S. TODAY BEFORE
RETREATING EASTWARD ON TUESDAY AND TEMPERATURES DROP SLIGHTLY.
AMPLE SUNSHINE ESPECIALLY OVER THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE FORECAST
AREA WILL CAUSE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES IN A FEW AREAS TO
EQUAL OR EXCEED 100 DEGREES. SOME MORNING CLOUD COVER AND
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE FORECAST MAY HELP
HOLD TEMPERATURES JUST BELOW 100 DEGREES BUT STILL REMAIN HOT.

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURE: AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE BETWEEN 97 AND
  103 DEGREES TODAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPOSURE TO HOT DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WITH NO RELIEF CAN
  LEAD TO HEAT EXHAUSTION AND POSSIBLY HEAT STROKE.

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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON
AS WELL AS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RED FLAG WARNING
     EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES, SIMCOE HIGHLANDS,
     EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON, KITTITAS VALLEY,
     YAKIMA VALLEY, LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON, FOOTHILLS
     OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON, NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS
     OF WASHINGTON, EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON, NORTH
     CENTRAL OREGON, EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES, LOWER
     COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON, GRANDE RONDE VALLEY, WALLOWA COUNTY,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, NORTHERN
     BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, JOHN DAY
     BASIN, OCHOCO-JOHN DAY HIGHLANDS

     CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FOREST OR LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR
     CURRENT FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS IN YOUR AREA.

THUNDERSTORMS
     EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES, SIMCOE HIGHLANDS,
     EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON, KITTITAS VALLEY,
     YAKIMA VALLEY, LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON, FOOTHILLS
     OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON, NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS
     OF WASHINGTON, EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON, NORTH
     CENTRAL OREGON, EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES, LOWER
     COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON, GRANDE RONDE VALLEY, WALLOWA COUNTY,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, NORTHERN
     BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, JOHN DAY
     BASIN, OCHOCO-JOHN DAY HIGHLANDS

THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING COMBINED WITH HOT AND DRY
SURFACE CONDITIONS WITH DRY VEGETATION WILL RESULT IN ANOTHER
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER DAY. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE NEW FIRE STARTS
FROM ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND THEN RAPID FIRE SPREAD BY STRONG GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS. A RED FLAG WARNING WILL REMAIN IN
EFFECT TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. PLEASE REFER TO
THE NWS HAZARD PRODUCT ID PDXRFWPDT FOR MORE DETAILS.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY IN THE
AREAS LISTED ABOVE. WHILE MOST STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BECOME
SEVERE SOME STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE WITH HAIL...STRONG
GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

RED FLAG WARNING TUESDAY
     EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES, SIMCOE HIGHLANDS,
     EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON, KITTITAS VALLEY,
     YAKIMA VALLEY, LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON, FOOTHILLS
     OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON, NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS
     OF WASHINGTON, EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON, NORTH
     CENTRAL OREGON, EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES, LOWER
     COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON, GRANDE RONDE VALLEY, WALLOWA COUNTY,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, NORTHERN
     BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON,
     FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, JOHN DAY
     BASIN, OCHOCO-JOHN DAY HIGHLANDS

THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY
     NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON, GRANDE RONDE VALLEY,
     WALLOWA COUNTY, NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, SOUTHERN
     BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, JOHN DAY BASIN, OCHOCO-JOHN DAY
     HIGHLANDS

RED FLAG WARNINGS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE
THROUGH 10 AM AND THEN THE RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT ONLY
FROM THE BLUE MOUNTAINS EASTWARD AFTER THAT UNTIL 9 PM. RED FLAG
WARNINGS WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR EXPECTED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING AND POSSIBLY LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL COMBINED WITH DRY
SURFACE CONDITIONS AND DRY VEGETATION...WHICH MAY RESULT IN NEW
FIRE STARTS. STRONG GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS WILL THEN CAUSE
ANY FIRES TO SPREAD RAPIDLY. PLEASE REFER TO NWS HAZARD PRODUCT ID
PDXRFWPDT FOR MORE DETAILS.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE EXPECTED IN THE AREAS LISTED
ABOVE...HOWEVER THEY WILL DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS STABLE AIR FILTERS FURTHER EASTWARD INTO
THE FORECAST AREA WEST OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS. THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO BECOME SEVERE. VERY WARM, BUT MORE STABLE CONDITIONS ARE
THEN EXPECTED FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH THE ONLY THREAT OF
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEING EAST OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.