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Sunday, June 21, 2015

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING MODOC COUNTY


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
144 PM PDT SUN JUN 21 2015

MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
144 PM PDT SUN JUN 21 2015

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING..

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285.

* COUNTY AFFECTED: MODOC.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITY...9 TO 15 PERCENT.

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

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

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
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