Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WWUS86 KMFR 301156
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
456 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016


CAZ285-ORZ624-010000-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0026.160930T2000Z-161001T0200Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
456 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285 AND 624...
...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 284 TODAY...

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

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....285. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONE....624. THIS IS PRIMARILY THE SOUTHERN
  PART OF THE FREMONT WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST AND THE NORTHERN
  PART OF THE MODOC NATIONAL FOREST.

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

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

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 15 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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