Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1013 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

CAZ280-281-284-285-ORZ623>625-060515-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0007.150705T2000Z-150706T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0006.150706T2000Z-150707T0600Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-
WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
1013 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
   EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
   THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR POSSIBLE SCATTERED
   THUNDERSTORMS...

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....280...281..284...285.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONES...623..624...625.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CA...SISKIYOU AND MODOC COUNTIES.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR...SOUTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES. ONLY THE
  EXTREME SOUTHEAST CORNER OF ZONE 623 IS AFFECTED.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE AREA ARE
  EXPECTED TO BECOME SCATTERED THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING.
  STORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY
  WINDS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE AGAIN MONDAY
  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: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW
  WINDS 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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

ORZ617-621-622-060515-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0006.150706T2000Z-150707T0600Z/
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-
1013 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
   THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR INCREASED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY...

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW
  WINDS WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...
  621 AND 622.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: THE CASCADES PORTION OF EASTERN JACKSON
  COUNTY AND THE CASCADES PORTION OF DOUGLAS COUNTY SOUTH OF
  DIAMOND LAKE.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
  AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...EXTENDING WEST INTO THE
  CASCADES.

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.

&&

$$

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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