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Friday, July 31, 2015

RED FLAG WARNING DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS #CAFire #CAWX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND ALSO POSSIBLE FROM LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

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

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: SISKIYOU.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. STRONG
GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

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.

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

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 282 AND 285.

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

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621
AND 623 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WIND: SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. STRONG GUSTY
WINDS POSSIBLE WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE
NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD
ALSO CREATE EXTREME 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 MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* THUNDERSTORMS: THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONFINED TO THE
CASCADES AND SISKIYOUS TODAY. HOWEVER.. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THUNDERSTORMS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE
SCATTERED IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH ISOLATED STORMS IN THE VALLEYS.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 615. ..619. ..620 AND 622.

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

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.
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

UMPQUA BASIN-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS TO EXISTING FIRES: VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
WILL SUPPORT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLUME DOMINATION IS
POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY GENERATED ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.
SPOTTING COULD BE A PROBLEM. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE CASCADES MAY AFFECT
ONGOING FIRES.

* ONGOING FIRES AFFECTED BY HAINES 6: CABLE CROSSING.

* FIRE WEATHER ZONES AFFECTED: EASTERN PORTION OF 616.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: DOUGLAS.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN
PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 616 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS
AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

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

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS TO EXISTING FIRES: VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
WILL SUPPORT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLUME DOMINATION IS
POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY- GENERATED ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.
SPOTTING COULD BE A PROBLEM. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE CASCADES MAY AFFECT
ONGOING FIRES.

* IMPACTS FROM THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS OVER EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY MAY PRODUCE NEW
STARTS. GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* ONGOING FIRES AFFECTED BY HAINES 6: STOUTS.

* AREA AFFECTED BY DRY THUNDERSTORMS: EASTERN PORTION OF FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 617.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: DOUGLAS.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 617
ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

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

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621 AND 623.

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

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621
AND 623 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

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


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