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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING MODOC COUNTY AND WARNER MOUNTAINS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 844 AM PDT TUE MAY 27 2014

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY.
STRONG AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING AHEAD OF A LOW. THESE WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITIES.

CAZ285-280300- /O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0002.140527T2100Z-140528T0300Z/ MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY- 844 AM PDT TUE MAY 27 2014 RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285

AFFECTED AREA: THE SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285. THIS INCLUDES ALTURAS, ADIN, LIKELY, AND THE WARNER MOUNTAINS.
WIND: SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
HUMIDITY: 12-16 PERCENT.
IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF DRY CONDITIONS GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

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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