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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
312 PM 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 AND THE LOW LEVELS ARE STILL VERY DRY, SO MOST BUT THE
STRONGEST STORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ONLY LIGHT RAIN. ALL OF THIS
WILL RESULT IN A PERSISTENT CHANCE FOR MOSTLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS
OVER MUCH OF OUR AREA THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. STORMS BECOME WETTER
SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY. THE GREATEST THREAT FOR STORMS WILL BE
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...HOWEVER...STORMS MAY
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT IN MANY LOCATIONS.

ORZ615>617-619-620-622-021415-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-150803T0600Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-UMPQUA BASIN-UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-
312 PM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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

* THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER
  THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 622 THIS WEEKEND WITH
  ISOLATED STORMS OVER THE VALLEYS. WHILE STORMS MAY DECREASE IN
  COVERAGE AT NIGHT... THEY WILL REMAIN DRY.

* IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC
  FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN  FIRE ZONE....616.
  IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONES...615...617...619...620...622.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: JACKSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$



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