Friday, August 9, 2013

RED FLAGS IN EFFECT THUNDERSTORMS WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING EXPECTED TODAY TRINITY, HUMBOLDT, MENDOCINO AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES #CAFIRE

RED FLAG WARNING
 TRINITY, HUMBOLDT, MENDOCINO AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
1010 AM PDT FRI AUG 9 2013

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING EXPECTED TODAY..

.AN UPPER LOW SITTING OVER NW CALIFORNIA WILL BRING A THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS TO AREAS OF TRINITY...E HUMBOLDT...NE MENDOCINO AND
DEL NORTE COUNTIES THROUGH SATURDAY. THE GREATEST THREAT ARE
THOSE AREAS BORDERING SISKIYOU COUNTY WITH A LESSER THREAT OVER
MENDOCINO COUNTY. ONLY A FEW STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY..
MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN BORDERING SISKIYOU COUNTY.

CAZ203-204-100115-
/O.CON.KEKA.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-130810T0600Z/
UPPER SMITH...INLAND PORTION OF THE SMITH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN
THE SIX RIVERS NF.-
LOWER MIDDLE KLAMATH...INLAND PORTION OF THE KLAMATH RIVER
DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST AND THE UKONOM
DISTRICT OF THE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST.-
1010 AM PDT FRI AUG 9 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203 AND 204. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203 AND 204.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
  FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER STORMS.

* OUTFLOW WINDS AND HAIL...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
  GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. OTHERWISE WINDS WILL REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT
  AND TERRAIN DRIVEN. HAIL UP TO DIME SIZE WILL BE POSSIBLE
  WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS.

* IMPACTS...DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
1010 AM PDT FRI AUG 9 2013

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING EXPECTED TODAY..

.AN UPPER LOW SITTING OVER NW CALIFORNIA WILL BRING A THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS TO AREAS OF TRINITY...E HUMBOLDT...NE MENDOCINO AND
DEL NORTE COUNTIES THROUGH SATURDAY. THE GREATEST THREAT ARE
THOSE AREAS BORDERING SISKIYOU COUNTY WITH A LESSER THREAT OVER
MENDOCINO COUNTY. ONLY A FEW STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY..
MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN BORDERING SISKIYOU COUNTY.

CAZ211-212-277-283-100115-
/O.CON.KEKA.FW.W.0006.130809T1800Z-130810T0600Z/
HUPA...THE HOOPA INDIAN RESERVATION AND THE LOWER PORTION OF THE
TRINITY RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST.-
VAN DUZEN / MAD RIVER...INLAND PORTION OF THE VAN DUZEN AND MAD
RIVER DRAINAGES WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST.-
WESTERN MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST / EASTERN MENDOCINO UNIT.-
TRINITY...WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
1010 AM PDT FRI AUG 9 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 211. ..212. ..
277 AND 283. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 211. ..212. ..277 AND 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN
  TO DEVELOP OVER TRINITY COUNTY AND WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN
  COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON. FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES ARE
  POSSIBLE IN STRONGER STORMS.

* OUTFLOW WINDS AND HAIL...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
  GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. OTHERWISE WINDS WILL REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT
  AND TERRAIN DRIVEN. HAIL UP TO DIME SIZE WILL BE POSSIBLE
  WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS.

* IMPACTS...DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
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