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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NWS: Red Flag Warning for off shore winds and low relative humidity

National Weather Service - Eureka has issued a Red Flag Warning for off-shore winds and low relative humidity beginning 2300 tonight through 1100 Wednesday.

Update 7-29-15 0900: National Weather Service - Medford has extended the Red Flag Warning for the western Klamath National Forest area (fire weather zone 280) until 1400 hours today for gusty winds and low relative humidity

Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
1056 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE...IN COMBINATION WITH A
STRENGTHENING THERMAL TROUGH ACROSS INTERIOR CALIFORNIA...WILL
RESULT IN GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA. WINDS WILL DECREASE SOME TODAY...BUT INCREASE AGAIN
TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH
RECOVERIES WILL OCCUR OVER DEL NORTE...EXTREME NORTHERN HUMBOLDT
AND WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

CAZ203-204-290500-
/O.EXP.KEKA.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150728T1800Z/
/O.UPG.KEKA.FW.A.0004.150729T0600Z-150729T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.FW.W.0007.150729T0600Z-150729T1800Z/
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.-
1056 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM
PDT WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 203 AND 204...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER
  ZONES 203 AND 204.

* WIND...EAST-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 40 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$


HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
353 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

CAZ280-282300-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150729T1800Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
353 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE
  FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CA...UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES
  ABOVE 4000 FT IN WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* OVERNIGHT AND MORNING HUMIDITY: 20 TO 30 PERCENT ON RIDGES
  TUESDAY MORNING. THESE LOW HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED AGAIN TUESDAY
  NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* DAYTIME HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
353 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

ORZ618>620-282300-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150729T1800Z/
SOUTHERN OREGON COAST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
353 AM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE
  FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 618..619...620.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES IN JOSEPHINE...CURRY
  ...AND EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN COOS COUNTY AT NIGHT...ILLINOIS
  VALLEY OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* OVERNIGHT AND MORNING HUMIDITY: 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* DAYTIME HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.

NWS Red Flag Forecast page: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=red flag warning

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