Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THIS 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 TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO 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
AS WELL. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

CAZ281-051200-
/O.EXA.KMFR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150705T1200Z/
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING ACROSS
  THE SHASTA VALLEY THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
  AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS. SOME STORMS MAY
  CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

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

* IMPACTS...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...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...

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

CAZ284-051200-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150705T1200Z/
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SUNDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 284.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: EASTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER AND
  IN THE VICINITY OF THE MEDICINE LAKE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING. ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
  WITH THESE STORMS. SOME STORMS MAY CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT
  HOURS.

* 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.

* IMPACTS...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...

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

CAZ285-ORZ624-625-051515-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150706T0600Z/
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-
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY...

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

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CA...MODOC COUNTY. IN SOUTH
CENTRAL OR...SOUTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE
  AREA LATE THIS EVENING...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE WARNER...HART
  MOUNTAINS. STORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND
  GUSTY WINDS...AND SOME MAY CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
  THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

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

* IMPACTS...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...

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD


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