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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fire Weather Watch: Dry Lightning - Modoc, Siskiyou Counties

Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Monday morning through late Monday night for scattered thunderstorms for fire zone 285 in northeast California


AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 285 
TIMING: THUNDERSTORMS COULD BEGIN AS ISOLATED STORMS EARLY MONDAY MORNING. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO SCATTERED BY EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. 
RAINFALL POTENTIAL: THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL AT THE BEGINNING. HOWEVER UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE UNDERNEATH THE CORE OF THE STORM BY MONDAY EVENING. 
IMPACTS: IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING COVERAGE GUSTY AND ERRATICWINDS ARE LIKELY NEAR THE STORMS. 


Instruction:
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.


Area: MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-


Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Siskiyou


Sent: 2012-05-12T14:34:41-07:00
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