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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NWS RED FLAG WARNINGS THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING.

RED FLAG WARNING

THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING.
GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTAIN AT LEAST SOME RAINFALL AND WILL BECOME WETTER WITH TIME.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
GRADUALLY MOVE COASTWARD AND THEN INLAND OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE MOST ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDS INTO
THE VALLEY. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BRING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY WINDS WHICH COULD PRODUCE NEW FIRE STARTS AND IMPACT
CURRENT WILDFIRES.

CAZ213>215-266-268-202330-
/O.CON.KSTO.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-130822T1200Z/
EASTERN PORTION OF SHASTA/TRINITY NF-
BURNEY BASIN AND NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING
NORTHWEST LASSEN NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP-
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW
1000 FT-
NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS
OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE UNITS-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213. ..
214. ..215. ..266 AND 268. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 213 EASTERN PORTION OF
  SHASTA/TRINITY NF...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 214 BURNEY BASIN AND
  NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING NORTHWEST LASSEN
  NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 215 NORTHERN
  SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW 1000
  FT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 266 NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000
  TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE
  UNITS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 268 NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING
  LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST
  (WEST OF EVANS PEAK- GRIZZLY PEAK-BECKWORTH PEAK).

* TIMING...THE THREAT OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THE PERIOD. THE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTAIN AT LEAST SOME RAINFALL
  AND WILL BECOME WETTER WITH TIME. STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE
  ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS.
  LOCALLY GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY
  CAUSE FIRES WHICH DEVELOP TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.





URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
GRADUALLY MOVE COASTWARD AND THEN INLAND OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE MOST ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDS INTO
THE VALLEY. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BRING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY WINDS WHICH COULD PRODUCE NEW FIRE STARTS AND IMPACT
CURRENT WILDFIRES.

CAZ216-220-221-264-267-269-202330-
/O.CON.KSTO.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-130822T0600Z/
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
SOUTHERN MOTHERLODE FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS OF
CALAVERAS-TUOLUMNE UNIT-STANISLAUS NF WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST-
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
NORTHERN MOTHERLODE FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS OF
NEVADA-YUBA-PLACER-AMADOR AND ELDORADO UNITS-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 216. ..220. ..
221. ..264. ..267 AND 269. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 216 CENTRAL SACRAMENTO
  VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN SUTTER, AND BUTTE
  COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 220 SOUTHERN
  MOTHERLODE FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS OF
  CALAVERAS-TUOLUMNE UNIT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 221 STANISLAUS NF
  WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 LAKE COUNTY
  PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT.. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 267
  NORTHERN MOTHERLODE FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS OF
  NEVADA-YUBA-PLACER-AMADOR AND ELDORADO UNITS AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 269 NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S
  WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST.

* TIMING...THE THREAT OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THE PERIOD. THE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTAIN AT LEAST SOME RAINFALL
  AND WILL BECOME WETTER WITH TIME. STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE
  ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS.
  LOCALLY GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY
  CAUSE FIRES WHICH DEVELOP TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.





URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
GRADUALLY MOVE COASTWARD AND THEN INLAND OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE MOST ABUNDANT
LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDS INTO
THE VALLEY. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BRING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY WINDS WHICH COULD PRODUCE NEW FIRE STARTS AND IMPACT
CURRENT WILDFIRES.

CAZ263-279-202330-
/O.EXT.KSTO.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-130822T1200Z/
SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-
GLENN UNIT-EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
405 AM PDT TUE AUG 20 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263 AND 279. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-
  TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-GLENN UNIT AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 279 EASTERN MENDOCINO NF.

* TIMING...THE THREAT OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THE PERIOD. THE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTAIN AT LEAST SOME
  RAINFALL AND WILL BECOME WETTER WITH TIME. STRONGER STORMS MAY
  PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS.
  LOCALLY GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY
  CAUSE FIRES WHICH DEVELOP TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.
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