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Sunday, August 2, 2015

National Weather Service - Eureka has issued red flags & fire weather watch for northwestern California

National Weather Service - Eureka has issued a fire weather watch for the northwestern portion of the ONCC GACC for thunderstorms with abundant lightning. The watch is in effect from 1300 hours today through this evening. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWEKA
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
843 AM PDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE TODAY..

.LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND SUB-TROPICAL MOISTURE MAKING ITS WAY
ACROSS THE REGION WILL BRING ANOTHER THREAT OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY. HOWEVER...SMOKE OVER
MOST OF THE DISTRICTS MAY INHIBIT THUNDERSTORM FORMATION AND
COVERAGE TO MORE LIMITED AREAS. ANY STORMS THAT DEVELOP ARE
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE LIMITED PRECIPITATION.

CAZ203-204-283-022345-
/O.UPG.KEKA.FW.A.0005.150802T2000Z-150803T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.FW.W.0010.150802T2000Z-150803T0400Z/
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.-
TRINITY...WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
843 AM PDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203. ..204. ..AND 283. .....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203. ..204. ..AND NORTHERN
  PORTIONS OF ZONE 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING TODAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE IN AND NEAR
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* 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 RAPID FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.



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