Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
426 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY SUNDAY AND MONDAY
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EAST SIDE...

AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND A VERY DRY AIR MASS IN PLACE
ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE RESULTING IN VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND GUSTY WINDS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS MOST OF FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 285 IN CALIFORNIA. WINDS WILL BE STRONGER ON MONDAY
WITH SIMILARLY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES. THIS IS LIKELY TO RESULT
IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF BOTH FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 624 AND 285 MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

ORZ624-311400-
/O.CAN.KMFR.FW.A.0002.160731T1900Z-160801T0400Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0003.160801T1900Z-160802T0400Z/
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
426 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS CANCELLED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND AND LOW HUMIDITIES.

* IMPACTS: VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG, GUSTY WINDS
  MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR
  RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR...SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 624.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 7 TO 15 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX: 5 (MODERATE).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
  CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.

* LISTEN FOR LATEST FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

* ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

CAZ285-311400-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0002.160731T1900Z-160801T0400Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0003.160801T1900Z-160802T0400Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
426 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM PDT SUNDAY
FOR FOR GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
285...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 285...

* IMPACTS: VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD. STRONGER WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY WITH
  SIMILARLY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...RESULTING IN THE
  POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
  CONDITIONS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA...MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285.

* WIND: - SUNDAY: SOUTHWEST 15 MPH GUSTING 20 TO 30 MPH.
        - MONDAY: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH GUSTING 25 TO 35 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 4 TO 11 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX: 5 (MODERATE).

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

* A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
  WILL OCCUR SHORTLY.

* A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
  CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.

* ONE LESS SPARK, ONE -LESS WILDFIRE.

* 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
  WILL OCCUR SHORTLY.

* A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
  CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.

* ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE.

&&

$$

BTL/NSK

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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