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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING / FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS W/ ABUNDANT LIGHTNING #CAWX #CAFIRE

Red Flag Warning
UPPER SMITH - INLAND PORTION OF THE SMITH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN
THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST - LOWER MIDDLE KLAMATH INLAND PORTION OF THE KLAMATH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST AND THE UKONOM DISTRICT OF THE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - TRINITY WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
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A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
122 PM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE...

.AN UPPER LOW MOVING ACROSS NW CALIFORNIA WILL BRING A THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE MOUNTAINS OF TRINITY...NE HUMBOLDT...AND
EASTERN DEL NORTE COUNTIES. WITH A DEEP UNSTABLE LAYER
EXPECTED...THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING TO THE REGION. BY THU MANY OF THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY BE ACCOMPANIED BY HEAVY RAIN.

CAZ203-204-283-070430-
/O.NEW.KEKA.FW.W.0004.130807T0200Z-130807T1800Z/
/O.EXT.KEKA.FW.A.0002.130807T1800Z-130809T1200Z/
UPPER SMITH...INLAND PORTION OF THE SMITH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN
THE SIX RIVERS NF.-
LOWER MIDDLE KLAMATH...INLAND PORTION OF THE KLAMATH RIVER
DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST AND THE UKONOM
DISTRICT OF THE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST.-
TRINITY...WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
122 PM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...204 AND
283...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 203...204 AND 283...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...204 AND 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AND MAINLY FOCUSED OVER
  AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN BEGINNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY BEGIN AS DRY...BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME
  PROGRESSIVELY MORE WET INTO THURSDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 40 MPH. OTHERWISE WINDS WILL REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT
  AND TERRAIN DRIVEN.

* IMPACTS...DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
122 PM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE...

.AN UPPER LOW MOVING ACROSS NW CALIFORNIA WILL BRING A THREAT OF
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE MOUNTAINS OF TRINITY...NE HUMBOLDT...AND
EASTERN DEL NORTE COUNTIES. WITH A DEEP UNSTABLE LAYER
EXPECTED...THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING TO THE REGION. BY THU MANY OF THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY BE ACCOMPANIED BY HEAVY RAIN.

CAZ203-204-283-070430-
/O.NEW.KEKA.FW.W.0004.130807T0200Z-130807T1800Z/
/O.EXT.KEKA.FW.A.0002.130807T1800Z-130809T1200Z/
UPPER SMITH...INLAND PORTION OF THE SMITH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN
THE SIX RIVERS NF.-
LOWER MIDDLE KLAMATH...INLAND PORTION OF THE KLAMATH RIVER
DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST AND THE UKONOM
DISTRICT OF THE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST.-
TRINITY...WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
122 PM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...204 AND
283...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 203...204 AND 283...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...204 AND 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AND MAINLY FOCUSED OVER
  AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN BEGINNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY BEGIN AS DRY...BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME
  PROGRESSIVELY MORE WET INTO THURSDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 40 MPH. OTHERWISE WINDS WILL REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT
  AND TERRAIN DRIVEN.

* IMPACTS...DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
556 AM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

CAZ003-004-071300-
NORTH COAST INTERIOR-UPPER TRINITY RIVER-
556 AM PDT TUE AUG 6 2013

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF TRINITY...NE HUMBOLDT...AND EASTERN DEL NORTE
COUNTIES TONIGHT.

AREAS OF SMOKE WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN HUMBOLDT AND
NORTHWESTERN TRINITY COUNTIES TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WITH
THURSDAY EXPECTED TO BE THE PEAK OF ACTIVITY. THURSDAY MAY BRING
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...POSSIBLE HAIL...AND GUSTY WINDS NEAR
COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS. THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTINUE THROUGH
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

AREAS OF SMOKE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA.

SOURCE: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ004&warncounty=CAC105&firewxzone=CAZ283&local_place1=&product1=Red+Flag+Warning#.UgFji_mbOsk
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