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Monday, August 10, 2015

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT - CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER / RED FLAG WARNING

NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280, 281, 617, 618, 619, 621, 622, 623 AND 624.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
URGENT - NWS FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • WIND AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ON TUESDAY RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LOWER TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT WITH SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH.
  • STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.
  • LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL 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
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY
FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..617. ..621. ..622. ..623
AND 624.

* IMPACTS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE...280.
IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONE...NORTHERN 624.
IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONES...617. ..621. ..622. ..623.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...WESTERN SISKIYOU
COUNTY. IN SOUTHERN OREGON...EASTERN DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN JACKSON..
SOUTHEAST JOSEPHINE...AND NORTH KLAMATH.

* THUNDERSTORMS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE MANY FIRE STARTS
MAY OCCUR IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281. ..

* IMPACTS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...CENTRAL SISKIYOU
COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORMS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* WIND AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ON TUESDAY RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
WILL LOWER TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT WITH SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO 30
MPH.

* 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.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE MANY FIRE STARTS
MAY OCCUR IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM PDT
TUESDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 615 AND 619. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM PDT
TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC
FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: COOS AND EASTERN CURRY COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORMS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE MANY FIRE STARTS
MAY OCCUR IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

UMPQUA BASIN-WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
444 AM PDT MON AUG 10 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM
PDT TUESDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 616 AND 620. ..

* IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC
FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN FIRE ZONE...616.
IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONE...NORTHWEST 620.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...WESTERN SISKIYOU
COUNTY. IN SOUTHERN OREGON...EASTERN DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN JACKSON..
SOUTHEAST JOSEPHINE...AND NORTH KLAMATH.

* THUNDERSTORMS: LIGHTNING AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY
RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS. GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE SPREAD. DESPITE RAINFALL...INITIAL ATTACK
RESOURCES COULD BE OVERWHELMED AND HOLDOVER FIRES ARE POSSIBLE.
ON TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD
OF NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE MANY FIRE STARTS
MAY OCCUR IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

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