Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
127 PM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON WILL COMBINE WITH
CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS IN MODOC...SOUTHERN LAKE...AND EXTREME
SOUTHEAST KLAMATH COUNTIES...

CAZ285-ORZ624-291500-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0025.160929T2000Z-160930T0200Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
127 PM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR
STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW 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: EASTERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285 IN NORTHERN
  CALIFORNIA. SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624 IN
  SOUTHERN OREGON.

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

* WIND: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 14 TO 18 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
  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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