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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
220 AM PDT MON JUL 6 2015

CAZ285-ORZ623>625-062130-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0006.150706T2100Z-150707T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0008.150706T2000Z-150707T0600Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE 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-
220 AM PDT MON JUL 6 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
   PDT THIS EVENING FOR INCREASED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTHERN CA FIRE ZONE....285.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR FIRE ZONES...624...625.
  IN SOUTHWEST OR FIRE ZONE....623.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN NORTHERN CA...MODOC COUNTY. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL OR...JACKSON...KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP AGAIN AND
  BECOME SCATTERED OVER THE WATCH AREA MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...DRY LIGHTNING WILL BE POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF THE WET
  CORES. MULTIPLE NEW FIRE STARTS FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD
  POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY...AND MAY OVERWHELM INITIAL
  ATTACK RESOURCES.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE
NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD
ALSO CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

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