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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red Flag Warning In Effect Until 11 - Lightning Storms

[EDIS] Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11 pm pdt this evening for numerous lightning for fire zones 280 and 285 in California and zones 617... 620... 621... 622... 623... 624 and 625 in southern Oregon

Red Flag Warning
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONES 617...620...621...622...623...624... 625...280...AND 285 * THUNDERSTORMS...ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE INTO LATE EVENING. THESE STORMS ARE MOVING AT THE SPEED CLOSE TO 30 MPH AND MAY NOT PRODUCE AS MUCH RAINFALLS. AREAS MOST AFFECTED BY THESE STORMS EXTEND FROM SISKIYOU COUNTY AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN OREGON. THIS AREA WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EAST THIS EVENING INTO THE KLAMATH BASIN AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY. ANOTHER AREA OF CONCERN IS MODOC COUNTY AND THE WARNER MOUNTAINS INTO SOUTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTY. THE STORMS COULD CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625 IN SOUTHERN OREGON. * OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. * IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS. THE STORMS WILL INITIALLY BE DRY...BUT COULD MOISTEN UP WITH WETTING RAIN ARRIVING TONIGHT. HAILS ARE ALSO EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&

Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW... OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

Area: WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERNLAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-

Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Siskiyou

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