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Sunday, August 9, 2015

FIRE WEATHER WATCH - SISKIYOU COUNTY THUNDERSTORMS, GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES

URGENT - NWS FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT FOR INCREASED LIGHTNING ACTIVITY.
  • FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE SHASTA VALLEY
  • INITIAL ATTACK RESOURCES COULD BECOME OVERWHELMED BY THIS LIGHTNING EVENT AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE.
NWS FIRE WEATHER MAP

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
426 AM PDT SUN AUG 9 2015

WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-UMPQUA BASIN - UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST- WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY - SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS - EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY - SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES - KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT- WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST - SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT FOR INCREASED LIGHTNING ACTIVITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..281. ..616. ..617. ..620. ..621. ..622. ..623. ..624 AND 625. .. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE SHASTA VALLEY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281. .. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * IMPACTS: SCATTERED LIGHTNING COVERAGE ON PRE-EXISTING DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN A HIGH POSSIBILITY OF NEW FIRE STARTS. WHILE RAINFALL WILL OCCUR IN SOME AREAS...FUEL CONDITIONS ARE DRY ENOUGH THAT NEW FIRE STARTS COULD POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY...ESPECIALLY OUTSIDE OF AREAS OF RAINFALL AND IN AREAS WITH OUTFLOW WINDS. INITIAL ATTACK RESOURCES COULD BECOME OVERWHELMED BY THIS LIGHTNING EVENT AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE. * AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONES...280 AND NORTHWEST 281. IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONES...EXTREME NORTHERN 624 AND 625. IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONES...616. ..617. ..EASTERN 620. ..621. ..622 AND 623. * COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...WESTERN AND CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY. IN SOUTHERN OREGON...DOUGLAS...JACKSON...JOSEPHINE...NORTH AND WESTERN KLAMATH AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES. * THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN DISSIPATE LATE. * VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD 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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