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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
608 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA BEGINNING
THIS AFTERNOON...

CAZ285-ORZ617-623>625-240115-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0013.170723T2100Z-170724T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0008.170724T1800Z-170725T0600Z/
Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley-
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-
608 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285...617...623...624 AND 625...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285...617...623...624 AND 625...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Sunday. A Fire
Weather Watch remains in effect for Monday morning through Monday
evening.

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in
  new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to
  fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could
  be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area (Warning):
  In Northern CA...the Warner Mountains and eastern part of
   Modoc County in Fire Weather Zone 285.

  In South Central OR...most of the Fremont-Winema National
   Forest in Fire Weather Zone 624 except the Klamath Basin...
   a small portion of Fire Weather Zone 625 near Silver Lake.

  In Southwest OR...eastern part of the Umpqua National Forest
   including Toketee in Fire Weather Zone 617...and the Cascade
   Mountains from Highway 140 north including Crater Lake in
   Fire Weather Zone 623.

* Affected area (Watch): The area covered by the watch includes
   all of the above plus areas to the west of the warning area.

* Counties affected (Warning): In South Central OR...western
  Lake. The Watch area includes almost all of Lake County and
  portions of western Harney.

* Thunderstorms: Scattered thunderstorms with lightning activity
  level of 3. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected
  with these storms.

* Timing: Thunderstorms are expected over Modoc County this
  afternoon then spread north into south-central Oregon by mid
  afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms with LAL 3 are not expected
  into eastern Umpqua National Forest until this evening. While
  intensity will decrease after sunset, these storms could
  continue into tonight, then strengthen again on Monday.

* One less spark, one less wildfire.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. Scattered
thunderstorms combined with dry fuels create conditions where
many fire starts may occur in a short period of time.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
608 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA BEGINNING
THIS AFTERNOON...

CAZ284-ORZ622-240115-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0008.170724T1800Z-170725T0600Z/
Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt
Shasta-Eastern Rogue Valley-
608 AM PDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284 AND 622...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in
  new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to
  fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could
  be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area:
 In Southwest OR...part of Fire Weather Zone 622 east of Highway
   227 south to Shale City.
 In Northeast CA....the eastern portion of Fire Weather Zone 284
   in northwest Modoc County.

* Counties affected: In Southwest OR...eastern Jackson. In
  Northeast CA...the northwest portion of Modoc.

* Thunderstorms: Scattered thunderstorms with lightning
  activity level of 3. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is
  expected with these storms.

* One less spark, one less wildfire.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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