Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
355 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND
SOUTHERN OREGON...

.MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL PUSH NORTH INTO THE AREA AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING TROUGH OFF THE COAST OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND
SOUTHERN OREGON THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND MAY PERSIST
THROUGH THE NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL
REMAIN IN THE AREA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

CAZ282-ORZ621-623-042300-
/O.EXB.KMFR.FW.A.0005.150705T0600Z-150706T0500Z/
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
355 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

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

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....282.
  IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONES...621...623.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON MAY
  INCREASE TO SCATTERED COVERAGE SATURDAY EVENING...THEN CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT AND INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SCATTERED
  THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ABUNDANT
  LIGHTING...AND DRY LIGHTNING WILL BE POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF THE
  WET CORES. MULTIPLE NEW FIRE STARTS FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES
  COULD POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY...AND MAY OVERWHELM
  INITIAL ATTACK RESOURCES.

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

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

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.

&&

$$

CAZ280-281-284-285-ORZ624-625-042300-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0005.150705T0100Z-150706T0500Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
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-
355 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONES...280...281...284...285.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONES...624...625.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON MAY
  INCREASE TO SCATTERED COVERAGE SATURDAY EVENING...THEN CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT AND INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SCATTERED
  THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ABUNDANT
  LIGHTING...AND DRY LIGHTNING WILL BE POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF THE
  WET CORES. MULTIPLE NEW FIRE STARTS FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES
  COULD POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY...AND MAY OVERWHELM
  INITIAL ATTACK RESOURCES.

* 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.

&&

$$

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD


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