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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
342 AM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.AN UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OFFSHORE AND CONTINUE TO PUMP MID
LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY OVER OUR AREA THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL DISTURBANCES MOVING OVER THE AREA
AS WELL. THE RESULT WILL BE A PERSISTENT THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.
THE LOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN VERY DRY SO ANY STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE DRY AND PRODUCE LITTLE IF ANY RAIN AT THE GROUND. THE GREATEST
THREAT FOR STORMS WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS,
HOWEVER, STORMS MAY CONTINUE OVERNIGHT IN MANY LOCATIONS.

CAZ285-020000-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0010.150802T2100Z-150803T0800Z/
/O.EXB.KMFR.FW.W.0015.150801T2100Z-150803T0600Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
342 AM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
PDT SUNDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SUNDAY HAS BEEN
UPGRADED.

* THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER
  MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285 THIS WEEKEND. STORMS MAY BECOME
  ISOLATED AT NIGHT...HOWEVER THEY WILL REMAIN DRY.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS MAY RESULT IN NUMEROUS NEW STARTS.
  LOW HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH
  GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE
  BEHAVIOR ON EXISTING FIRES AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* TIMING: THE GREATEST THREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE DURING THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS, HOWEVER, STORMS MAY CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT AS WELL.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....285.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: MODOC.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

&&

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