Moses Lake Area
Fire Weather Warning:
Issued at: 10:54 PM PDT on July 22, 2014, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on July 23, 2014
- ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning across fire weather zones or639...or641...or642...or643...or644...or645... wa639...wa641...wa643...wa645...wa675 and wa681... A red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Wednesday.
- Affected area...in orz639...fire weather zone 639 east slopes of the northern Oregon Cascades. In orz641...fire weather zone 641 lower Columbia Basin of Oregon. 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 waz639... fire weather zone 639 east slopes of the southern Washington Cascades. In waz641... fire weather zone 641 lower Columbia Basin of Washington. In waz643...fire weather zone 643 Blue Mountains of Washington. In waz645...fire weather zone 645 Asotin County. In waz675...fire weather zone 675 eastern Washington southern Columbia Basin. In waz681...fire weather zone 681 yakama alpine district.
- Timing...storms will continue to develop over the eastern mountains and move north to northeast. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to 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 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. For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...