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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:28 PM PDT Jul. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening for abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds for fire
weather zones 611, 640, and 642...

* affected area... Oregon fire weather zone 642, and southern
sections of Oregon fire weather zones 611 and 640.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Lightning activity level... 3, meaning scattered thunderstorms.

* Precipitation... very light, mainly 0.05 inches or less

* impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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.




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