Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WWUS86 KMFR 292107
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
207 PM PDT THU SEP 29 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW
AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN MODOC...SOUTHWESTERN LAKE AND SOUTHEASTERN
KLAMATH COUNTIES DUE STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON
FROM AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL COMBINE WITH CONTINUED DRY
CONDITIONS IN MODOC... SOUTHWESTERN LAKE...AND SOUTHEAST KLAMATH
COUNTIES TO GENERATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

CAZ285-ORZ624-301200-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0026.160930T2000Z-161001T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-160930T0200Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
207 PM PDT THU SEP 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
285 AND 624...

...A NEW RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM PDT FRIDAY
FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 285 AND 624...

* IMPACTS: STRONG, GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH
  FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF
  ANY NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA...NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF FIRE
  ZONE 285 INCLUDING TIMBER MOUNTAIN AND BLUE MOUNTAIN RAWS. IN
  SOUTH CENTRAL OR...SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE ZONE 624 INCLUDING
  BLY...GERBER RESERVOIR...AND STRAWBERRY RAWS.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CA...NORTHWEST MODOC. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL OR...SOUTHEASTERN KLAMATH...SOUTHWESTERN LAKE.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 14 TO 17 PERCENT.

* 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 ONGOING OR WILL OCCUR SHORTLY.

* STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY EXISTING OR
  NEW FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

* ONE LESS SPARK... ONE LESS WILDFIRE.

&&

$$


VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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