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Sunday, May 5, 2013

RED FLAG WARNINGS: ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS - OUTFLOW WINDS - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


 LIGHTNING COMBINED WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW FIRES WITH SIGNIFICANT FIRE GROWTH.

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.




URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
920 AM PDT SUN MAY 5 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA IS BRINGING
INSTABILITY AND MOISTURE UP FROM THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA TODAY
AND ON MONDAY. THIS WILL COMBINE TO BRING AREAS OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUING OVERNIGHT. SOME OF THESE STORMS WILL BE
DRY...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE CASCADES. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ON
MONDAY AND CONTINUED INSTABILITY WILL ALLOW ADDITIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP.

CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
920 AM PDT SUN MAY 5 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
PDT MONDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE ZONE
281. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
PDT MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 281

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING. THESE THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL MAINLY BE WET BUT ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE.
  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. THEN SCATTERED
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE
  THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY WILL BE WET.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THEN WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE WITH STORMS TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING COMBINED WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
  THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW FIRES WITH SIGNIFICANT FIRE GROWTH.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFOMFR

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
920 AM PDT SUN MAY 5 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA IS BRINGING
INSTABILITY AND MOISTURE UP FROM THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA TODAY
AND ON MONDAY. THIS WILL COMBINE TO BRING AREAS OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUING OVERNIGHT. SOME OF THESE STORMS WILL BE
DRY...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE CASCADES. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ON
MONDAY AND CONTINUED INSTABILITY WILL ALLOW ADDITIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP.

SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
920 AM PDT SUN MAY 5 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
PDT MONDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE ZONES
284 AND 285. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
PDT MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONES 285 AND 284

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING. THESE THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL MAINLY BE DRY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT. THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP MONDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY WILL BE WET.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THEN WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE WITH STORMS TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING COMBINED WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
  THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW FIRES WITH SIGNIFICANT FIRE GROWTH.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFOMFR

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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.

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