Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
820 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY SUNDAY AND MONDAY
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS...

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 AND MONDAY AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS ACROSS
MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285 IN CALIFORNIA AND THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624 IN OREGON. WINDS WILL BE
STRONGER ON MONDAY AS COMPARED TO SUNDAY, SO CONFIDENCE IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OCCURING IS HIGHER FOR MONDAY
THAN IT IS FOR SUNDAY. CONFIDENCE IS MODERATE FOR CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY AND HIGH FOR MONDAY.


CAZ285-ORZ624-301400-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.A.0002.160731T1900Z-160801T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.A.0003.160801T1900Z-160802T0400Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
820 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES IN FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 285 AND 624...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES IN FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 285 AND 624...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING. A SECOND FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FROM
MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD. STRONGER WINDS ON MONDAY WITH SIMILARLY LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN A GREATER POTENTIAL FOR RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD OVER A LARGER AREA.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....285.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONE....624.

* WIND: - SUNDAY: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH GUSTING 25 TO 30 MPH.
        - MONDAY: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH GUSTING 30 TO 40 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX: 5 (MODERATE).

* 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.

&&

$$

BTL

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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