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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

California Fire Weather Watch For Dry Thunderstorms Watch From Thursday Thru Friday

URGENT - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR

212 PM PDT WED AUG 5 2015

8/05/15 1730 National Weather Service Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch for thunderstorm activity with little rainfall. The watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning.http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWST
8/05/15 1730 National Weather Service Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch for lightning activity over the mountains of Siskiyou county. The watch is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening.http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWMFR
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN LAKE
AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES

212 PM PDT WED AUG 5 2015

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LIGHTNING ACTIVITY WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
  NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS THAT MAY OVERWHELM INITIAL ATTACK
  RESOURCES. OUTFLOW WINDS MAY ALSO CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR
  AND THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONES...282. ..284. ..285.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONES...624. ..625.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN NORTHERN CA...MODOC AND EASTERN SISKIYOU.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR...LAKE AND KLAMATH.

* THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY JUST TO THE SOUTH
  IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTH AND INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY.
  COVERAGE MAY BECOME SCATTERED BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING...BEFORE DISSIPATING OVERNIGHT.

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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