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Friday, July 11, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING DRY LIGHTNING THIS AFTERNOON SIX RIVERS NF, SMITH RIVER AND KLAMATH RIVER DRAINAGE


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
957 AM PDT FRI JUL 11 2014

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DRY LIGHTNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 204, 283

WHERE: 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. - WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
WHEN: RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 204 AND 283. ..

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

* THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN ISOLATED AND MOVE FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST. DUE TO THE RAPID MOTION SOME DRY LIGHTNING IS POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS LIGHTNING STRIKES ON VERY DRY FUELS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE NEW FIRE STARTS THAT COULD SPREAD QUICKLY DUE TO DRY FUEL CONDITIONS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONSCOULD LEAD TO LARGE AND RAPID FIRE GROWTH.
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