Weather Alerts for Garfield

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
GARFIELD

Areas Affected:
Lower Columbia Basin of Washington - WAZ643
Effective: Mon 2:50 pm Updated: Tue 6:30 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon 10:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
.Thunderstorms producing frequent lightning have been observed
across central and northeast Oregon this afternoon. Some storms
are producing gusts up to 50 mph. Thunderstorms will travel
northeast late this afternoon and evening and affect the eastern
half of the Lower Columbia Basin and along the Blue Mountain
Foothills. Where the fine fuels such as grass and shrubs are
located, new fires from lightning strikes may spread rapidly.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS...
The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 10 PM PDT this evening.
* AFFECTED AREAS...Fire weather zones 641 east of the Tri Cities
and Boardman and the grassy areas of fire zones 643 and 645.
* TIMING...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage after 4 PM.
* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...4 which means abundant lightning
is expected.
* PRECIPITATION...Storms will initially bring little
precipitation but will gradually become wet with some storms
producing moderate downpours.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
in the grasses and shrubs. 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.