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Weather Alerts for Klickitat

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
KLICKITAT
Areas Affected:
Eastern Washington Southern Columbia Basin - Lower Columbia Basin of Washington
Effective: Sat 1:54 pm Updated: Sun 5:00 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 11:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely
 
Details:
...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WITH HAINES VALUES OF 6 COMBINED WITH LOW
HUMIDITY WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH ON
SUNDAY...
...THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS IN CENTRAL
OREGON ON MONDAY...
.High pressure over the area will lead to very hot and unstable
conditions with low humidities on Sunday. This will create the
potential for explosive fire growth in grassy areas of Central
Oregon and the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington. In
addition, a Pacific frontal system will increase moisture and
instability across central Oregon on Monday. Scattered
thunderstorms with frequent lightning are expected. In the grassy
areas of central Oregon...the Heppner District...and ODF John Day,
new fires from lightning strikes may spread rapidly.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 641, 641, AND
675...
The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.
* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ641...Fire weather zone 641.In WAZ641...
Fire weather zone 641. In WAZ675...Fire weather zone 675.
* TIMING...From late morning until early evening.
* HAINES...Level 6 is expected in the late morning through early
evening.
* HUMIDITY...Humidity will drop below 15 percent late in the
morning and continue into early evening before rising.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Information:
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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