Severe Weather Alerts - Starbuck, WA

  • Red Flag Warning

    Red Flag Warning in effect until Wednesday, 11:00 PM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANTLIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND OCCASIONAL SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CANCONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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Starbuck

Jul 22, 2014; 11:30 AM ET The fires that combined to create the Carlton Complex in central Washington state have burned through over 300 square miles bringing devastating damage to local communities.

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