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Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Central Mountains of Oregon; Deschutes National Forest - minus Sisters Ranger District; East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Pendleton (Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington)

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON... .A low pressure system moving across the region will bring scattered thunderstorms to central and northeastern Oregon and southeast Washington today through Friday. Some of the storms will have limited rainfall. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT FRIDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 610, 611 AND 640...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon...Fire weather zones 610...611... and 640 covering the east slopes of the Oregon Cascades, Central Oregon, and the Prineville District.

* TIMING...Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Storms will continue this evening then diminish later tonight.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY...3.

* PRECIPITATION...A tenth of an inch or less with most storms.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

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.


Air Quality Alert

Areas Affected: Eastern Curry County and Josephine County; Jackson County; Klamath Basin; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County; Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT SATURDAY... Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory...in effect until 5 PM PDT Saturday. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be unhealthy or even hazardous at times. Unhealthy to very unhealthy conditions are likely today and Friday and even into the weekend with only brief or temporary improvements. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health problems.Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition. For additional information...please visit the web site at http://www.oregon.gov/deq


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