Fire Weather Watch

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East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades-
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-
253 PM PDT Thu Aug 10 2017

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 639 AND 641…

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday evening.

* TIMING…Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will begin moving
into the area Friday evening, then overspread the entire area
Friday night into Saturday.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY…3 and possibly 6 in the Lower Columbia
Basin.

* PRECIPITATION…Most storms will produce under two tenths of an
inch of rain.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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