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Thursday, August 22, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING DRY LIGHTNING: SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST- TRINITY - KLAMATH AND WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST #CAFIRE #CAWX

RED FLAG WARNING

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST IS ON A SOLID TRACK
NORTHWARD BRINGING A CONTINUED THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP OVER HIGHER TERRAIN ACROSS EASTERN DISTRICTS AND
PROPAGATE TOWARDS THE COAST.


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

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
539 AM PDT THU AUG 22 2013

...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP TODAY..

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST IS ON A SOLID TRACK
NORTHWARD BRINGING A CONTINUED THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP OVER HIGHER TERRAIN ACROSS EASTERN DISTRICTS AND
PROPAGATE TOWARDS THE COAST.

CAZ203-204-211-277-222045-
/O.CON.KEKA.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-130823T0300Z/
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.-
HUPA...THE HOOPA INDIAN RESERVATION AND THE LOWER PORTION OF THE
TRINITY RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST.-
WESTERN MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST / EASTERN MENDOCINO UNIT.-
539 AM PDT THU AUG 22 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 211. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203. ..204. ..211 AND 277.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP TODAY AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTS
  OVER 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 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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
539 AM PDT THU AUG 22 2013

...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP TODAY..

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST IS ON A SOLID TRACK
NORTHWARD BRINGING A CONTINUED THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP OVER HIGHER TERRAIN ACROSS EASTERN DISTRICTS AND
PROPAGATE TOWARDS THE COAST.

CAZ212-283-222045-
/O.CON.KEKA.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-130823T0300Z/
VAN DUZEN / MAD RIVER...INLAND PORTION OF THE VAN DUZEN AND MAD
RIVER DRAINAGES WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST.-
TRINITY...WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
539 AM PDT THU AUG 22 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 212 AND 283. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 212 AND 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP TODAY AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...COLLAPSING THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTS
  OVER 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 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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
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