Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WWUS86 KMFR 281926
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1226 PM PDT MON JUL 28 2014

.ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY EVENING. A DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA AND BRING INCREASING AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY AS
IT MOVES NORTH TO NORTHEAST. THE TIMING AND TRACK OF THIS
DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN THE MOST EXTENSIVE
THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE EAST OF THE CASCADES AND IN PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.


CAZ280>282-284-285-ORZ617-621>625-291200-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.A.0018.140729T1800Z-140730T0600Z/
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-SHASTA-
TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE 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-
1226 PM PDT MON JUL 28 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...281...282...284...285...617...621...622...
623...624 AND 625...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 281...622...624...285...
  282...284...621...625...623...617 AND 280

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS
  MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...30 TO 50 MPH GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COMBINED WITH EXISTING VERY
  DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN MANY FIRE STARTS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF
  TIME. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH SOME OF THE
  THUNDERSTORMS...BUT FIRE SPREAD IS LIKELY IN AREAS THAT DO NOT
  RECEIVE WETTING RAIN AND AS DRYING OCCURS IN THE DAYS THAT
  FOLLOW THE THUNDERSTORMS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/ZYV5

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

PETRUCELLI

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD





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