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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING / FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT DRY THUNDERSTORMS W/ ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY #CAWX #CAFIRE

Red Flag Warning
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 - UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST - SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES - KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT -WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST - SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
417 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

.AN UPPER LOW OFF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL MOVE INLAND OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
MORNING...THEN EXPECT SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING AND AGAIN ON THURSDAY. AS MOISTURE INCREASES LATE TODAY
INTO THURSDAY, STORMS WILL BECOME WETTER. THE SYSTEM WILL REMAIN
OVER THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY AND CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOONS. WETTING RAINS ARE
POSSIBLE OVER MOST AREAS BY SATURDAY. INCREASING RAINFALL MAY
LESSEN THE IMPACTS WITH EACH DAY.

CAZ280>282-284-285-ORZ617-623>625-072330-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-130809T0600Z/
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 - UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST - SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES - KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT -WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST - SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES
417 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
280. .. 281. ..282. ..284. ..285 IN CALIFORNIA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES
617. ..623. ..624 AND 625 IN OREGON..

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..281. ..282. ..284. ..285
  IN CALIFORNIA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617. ..623. ..624 AND 625
  IN OREGON.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THIS
  MORNING. STORMS WILL THEN INCREASE TO SCATTERED THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE
  AGAIN TONIGHT INCREASING TO SCATTERED COVERAGE THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RAINFALL...STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DRY AND PRODUCE GUSTY
  WINDS WITH LITTLE RAIN INTO THIS AFTERNOON. THE CHANCE FOR
  WETTING RAIN INCREASES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.
  THEN EXPECT A HIGHER CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN WITH STORMS ON
  THURSDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
  STORMS.

* IMPACTS...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN NEW
  FIRE STARTS. OUTFLOW WINDS MAY 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 RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&


VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
417 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

.AN UPPER LOW OFF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL MOVE INLAND OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
MORNING...THEN EXPECT SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING AND AGAIN ON THURSDAY. AS MOISTURE INCREASES LATE TODAY
INTO THURSDAY, STORMS WILL BECOME WETTER. THE SYSTEM WILL REMAIN
OVER THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY AND CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOONS. WETTING RAINS ARE
POSSIBLE OVER MOST AREAS BY SATURDAY. INCREASING RAINFALL MAY
LESSEN THE IMPACTS WITH EACH DAY.

ORZ616-619>622-072330-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-130808T0600Z/
UMPQUA BASIN-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-
417 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 616. ..619. ..620. ..621 AND 622. ..

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 616. ..619. ..620.621 AND 622.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THIS
  MORNING. STORMS WILL THEN INCREASE TO SCATTERED THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RAINFALL...STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DRY AND PRODUCE GUSTY
  WINDS WITH LITTLE RAIN THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON. THE
  CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN WITH STORMS INCREASES THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN ON
  THURSDAY BUT AS MOISTURE INCREASES.. EXPECT WETTING RAINS TO
  BE MORE LIKELY THURSDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
  STORMS.

* IMPACTS...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS MAY RESULT IN NEW
  FIRE STARTS. OUTFLOW WINDS MAY 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 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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