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Friday, June 12, 2015

Fire Weather: Red Flag Warning Strong winds and low relative humidities #CAFire #CAWx


National Weather Service - Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning for a combination of strong winds and low relative humidities in effect through 1300 Saturday 06/13/2015 in fire weather zones 280, 619, 620, and 621.


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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
449 AM PDT FRI JUN 12 2015

CAZ280-ORZ619>621-130000-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150613T2000Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-
449 AM PDT FRI JUN 12 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...619...620 AND 621...

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE
  BEHAVIOR AND THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621...280...620 AND 619

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: CURRY...JOSEPHINE...EXTREME SOUTHWEST
  JACKSON IN OREGON..AND NORTHWEST SISKIYOU COUNTY IN NORTHERN
  CALIFORNIA.

* WIND: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT WITH OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES OF 20
  TO 30 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE FIRES TO
SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY. AVOID OFFROAD MOTORIZED ACTIVITY AND
CAMPFIRES AS THEY CAN START AND SPREAD FIRES VERY QUICKLY IN
THESE CONDITIONS.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ080&warncounty=CAC093&firewxzone=CAZ280&local_place1=14 Miles WSW Happy Camp CA&product1=Red+Flag+Warning&lat=41.7117&lon=-123.5939#.VXr6QdjbLcs


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