Monday, July 21, 2008

Red Flag Warnings - Dry lightning storms

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF SCATTERED LIGHTNING...DRY FUELS...AND INSUFFICIENT RAINFALL WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF NEW FIRE STARTS.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280... 281... 282... 621... 622... AND 623 FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
Alert sent at 09:54 PDT on 2008-07-21
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284... 285... 624... AND 625 FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MTSHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERNLAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
Alert sent at 09:54 PDT on 2008-07-21

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