Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State OREGON
County/Area JEFFERSON
WFO PDT
Begin Date 08/05/2012 19:29:00 PST-8
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location OPAL CITY
Begin Lat/Lon 44.41/-121.21
End Date 08/05/2012 19:29:00 PST-8
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.50K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level disturbance moving across central Oregon into a hot and unstable atmosphere brought locally severe thunderstorms with large hail, heavy rainfall, and lightning that started wildfires.

The Waterfalls2 Fire was started by lightning on August 4 about 22 miles west of Warm Springs. It burned 12, 265 acres before containment on September 15.

The Geneva Fire was started by lightning and burned 1337 acres of juniper, sage, and grass 8.5 miles west of Culver between August 6 and 9.
Event Narrative Lightning causes a power outage in the Crooked River Ranch subdivision.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 100.60K 0.00K
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) OR 08/04/2012 18:00 PST-8 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) OR 08/04/2012 20:00 PST-8 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVA BUTTE DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 17:50 PST-8 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEND DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 18:00 PST-8 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SISTERS DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 19:00 PST-8 Lightning 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
SISTERS DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 19:00 PST-8 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OPAL CITY JEFFERSON CO. OR 08/05/2012 19:29 PST-8 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
SISTERS DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 19:50 PST-8 Lightning 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BEND DESCHUTES CO. OR 08/05/2012 19:57 PST-8 Lightning 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES (ZONE) OR 08/06/2012 11:22 PST-8 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 100.60K 0.00K