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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1107 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

ORZ617-623>625-310000-
/O.EXP.KMFR.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-140730T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0022.140730T2100Z-140731T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0020.140731T2100Z-140801T0600Z/
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-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-
1107 PM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE ZONES
617...623...624 AND 625...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE ZONES 617...623...624 AND 625...

THE RED FLAG WARNING THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR EARLIER THIS EVENING
HAS EXPIRED FOR FIRE ZONES 617...623...624 AND 625...

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...623...624 AND 625.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...DIMINISHING IN COVERAGE
  LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT. MORE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...30 TO 40 MPH GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ON BOTH DAYS.

* 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.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
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.

&&

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