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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
242 PM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

CAZ284-285-ORZ624-625-180400-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0032.000000T0000Z-140918T0400Z/
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
242 PM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 624...625...284 AND 285...

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624...625...284 AND 285.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITIES ON CRITICALLY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN THE
  POSSIBILITY OF RAPID FIRE GROWTH DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE FIRES TO
SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
1228 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR BURNS BLM...WHICH IS
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 636 ...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...WHILE RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL DIP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS THE AREA. WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN WITH SUNSET.

ORZ636-180300-
/O.NEW.KBOI.FW.W.0011.140917T1828Z-140918T0300Z/
BURNS BLM-
1228 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR BURNS BLM...WHICH IS
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 636...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
          THROUGH SUNSET.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT.

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.

&&

$$


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