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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
530 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

CAZ284-285-ORZ624-625-180030-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0032.140917T1800Z-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-
530 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
   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 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 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.

&&

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