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Friday, July 26, 2013

NWS - Red Flag Warning Modoc county. 3pm this afternoon to 11pm this evening [DRY LIGHTNING]

NWS - Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from 3pm this afternoon to 11pm this evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for Modoc county.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWMFR


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
846 AM PDT FRI JUL 26 2013

.UNSTABLE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE
LITTLE RAINFALL...WITH SOME LIKELY TO BE DRY.

CAZ285-ORZ624-625-270345-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0006.130726T2200Z-130727T0600Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
846 AM PDT FRI JUL 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR THE
EASTERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285. ..THE EASTERN PORTION OF
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624 AND MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: EASTERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624. ..MOST
  OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625. ..AND EASTERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 285.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...LOCAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES OVER CRITICALLY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE
  NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. VERY DRY CONDITIONS AND LOCALLY
  GUSTY WINDS COULD CAUSE ANY FIRES THAT DO DEVELOP TO SPREAD
  RAPIDLY.

* 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
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
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