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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FIRE WEATHER / RED FLAGS KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST- CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY #CAWx #CAFire

FIRE WEATHER / RED FLAGS KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST- CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY #CAWx #CAFire

Update 06/08/2015 - 1630: National Weather Service - Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning in effect from Tuesday 1100 hours until Tuesday 2300 hours for fire weather zones 280, 281, and 284 for abundant cloud to ground lightning.
FIRE WEATHER MAP - NOAA

A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued for Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWMFR

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KMFR
453 AM PDT TUE JUN 9 2015

CAZ280-281-284-100000-
/O.EXT.KMFR.FW.W.0001.150609T1153Z-150610T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0002.150610T1800Z-150611T0600Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-
453 AM PDT TUE JUN 9 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC
  FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..281 AND 284.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: SISKIYOU.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING WILL BECOME
  SCATTERED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
  ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

* RAINFALL...DUE TO ABUNDANT ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE AVAILABLE AND
  STORM MOTION MOSTLY IN THE 5 TO 10 MPH RANGE...SOME
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL UNDER
  STORM CORES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KMFR
453 AM PDT TUE JUN 9 2015

ORZ617-619>623-100000-
/O.EXT.KMFR.FW.W.0001.150609T1153Z-150610T0600Z/
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
453 AM PDT TUE JUN 9 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..

* IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC
  FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617. ..619. ..620. ..621. ..
622 AND 623.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: CURRY...JOSEPHINE...JACKSON...KLAMATH

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING WILL
  DIMINISH LATER THIS MORNING...THEN BECOME SCATTERED AGAIN THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

* RAINFALL...DUE TO ABUNDANT ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE AVAILABLE AND
  STORM MOTION MOSTLY IN THE 5 TO 10 MPH RANGE...SOME
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL UNDER
  STORM CORES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
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