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Sunday, August 18, 2013

NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THRU WEDNESDAY ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORESTS #CAFIRE #CAWX

NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORESTS

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON IN SISKIYOU AND MODOC COUNTIES INCREASING IN COVERAGE TUESDAY AND SPREADING NORTH INTO SOUTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.



FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 281 282 284 AND 285

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
520 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

CAZ280>282-284-285-190030-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0009.130819T2100Z-130822T0600Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-SHASTA-
TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
520 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 281 282 284 AND 285. ..

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..281. ..282. ..284 AND 285.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  MONDAY AFTERNOON IN SISKIYOU AND MODOC COUNTIES AND MAY INCREASE
  IN COVERAGE...BECOMING SCATTERED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
  MONDAY EVENING. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES INCREASE AGAIN TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH SCATTERED STORMS LIKELY. THIS
  POTENTIAL FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* RAINFALL...STORMS ARE INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE A MIX OF WET
  AND DRY ON MONDAY. THEN AS THE ATMOSPHERE MOISTENS...EXPECT
  INCREASING CHANCES FOR WETTING RAINS BY TUESDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN NEW
  FIRE STARTS. OUTFLOW WINDS WILL CAUSE NEW FIRES TO SPREAD.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
520 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

ORZ624-625-190030-
/O.EXB.KMFR.FW.A.0009.130820T1800Z-130822T0600Z/
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
520 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  MONDAY AFTERNOON IN SISKIYOU AND MODOC COUNTIES...INCREASING IN
  COVERAGE N TUESDAY AND SPREADING NORTH INTO SOUTHERN KLAMATH AND
  LAKE COUNTIES TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS POTENTIAL FOR
  SCATTERED COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY
  EVENING.

* RAINFALL...STORMS ARE INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE A MIX OF WET
  AND DRY ON TUESDAY. THEN AS THE ATMOSPHERE MOISTENS...EXPECT
  INCREASING CHANCES FOR WETTING RAINS BY WEDNESDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN NEW
  FIRE STARTS. OUTFLOW WINDS WILL CAUSE NEW FIRES TO SPREAD.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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

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