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Sunday, May 13, 2012

NWS: RED FLAG WARNING THUNDERSTORMS / DRY FUELS FIRE ZONE 284


 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE ZONE 284 WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 11 PM PDT MONDAY.  SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MTSHASTA.


RED FLAG WARNING FOR DRY LIGHTNING
 THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 


 AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284. FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MTSHASTA
 TIMING: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS MONDAY MORNING. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO SCATTERED MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
 RAINFALL POTENTIAL: THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL INITIALLY. HOWEVER AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE UNDERNEATH THE CORES OF THUNDERSTORMS BY MONDAY EVENING. 
 IMPACTS: IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING POSSIBLY STARTING FIRES IN DRIER LOCATIONS GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE LIKELY NEAR THE STORMS.
 THIS WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FIRE SPREAD IF FIRE STARTS OCCUR. 

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:  SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MTSHASTA

Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Siskiyou

Sent: 2012-05-13T14:52:11-07:00

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