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Thursday, June 25, 2015

ONCC: FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS


The National Weather Service - Eureka has issued a Fire Weather Watch for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms late Friday afternoon through late Friday night.

California Fire Weather Map - NWS
California Fire Weather Map - NWS
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
339 AM PDT THU JUN 25 2015

...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND..

.MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL STREAM INTO THE AREA LATE FRIDAY THROUGH
THE WEEKEND BRINGING THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS.
THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY HAVE LIMITED RAIN THEN BECOME MORE WET
OVER THE WEEKEND. GUSTY WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH STORMS COULD
QUICKLY SPREAD ANY LIGHTNING FIRE STARTS.

BURNEY BASIN AND NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING
NORTHWEST LASSEN NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP-
STANISLAUS NF WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
339 AM PDT THU JUN 25 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 214. .. 221. ..268 AND 269. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 214. ..221. ..268 AND 269.

* WIND...LOCAL GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH NEAR THUNDERSTORMS

* THUNDERSTORMS...STARTING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND INCREASING
  SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
  OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE AND FIRES COULD SPREAD
  RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ003&warncounty=CAC015&firewxzone=CAZ203&local_place1=7 Miles ENE Gasquet CA&product1=Fire+Weather+Watch&lat=41.8818&lon=-123.8475#.VYwmyZih2M8---------------------------------------------

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