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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
242 PM PDT Sun Aug 1 2021

...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms expected this afternoon and
evening across FWZs 620, 622, 623, and northwestern 624...

...Scattered thunderstorms expected in FWZ 625 Monday afternoon and
evening...

.Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The
heat and moisture will combine with a couple of low pressure
impulses moving through aloft to support isolated to scattered
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening and again, further
northeastward, Monday afternoon and evening. With critically dry
fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely.

ORZ620-622>624-020500-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0033.000000T0000Z-210802T0500Z/
Western Rogue Basin including the Illinois Valley-
Eastern Rogue Valley-Southern Oregon Cascades-
Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest-
242 PM PDT Sun Aug 1 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 620,
622, 623 AND PORTIONS OF 624...

* Impacts: Lightning on dry fuels is likely to result in new fire
  starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread.
  Despite localized wetting rainfall in storm cores, initial attack
  resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are likely.

* Affected areas for the Red Flag Warning: In Southwestern Oregon,
  Fire Weather Zones 620 and 622 including the Illinois Valley
  including Cave Junction and Grants Pass, and the Applegate Valley
  northward to Phoenix, Medford to Prospect. In South Central
  Oregon, portions of Fire Weather Zones 623 and 624. This includes
  Crater Lake, Howard Prairie, Klamath Falls, Chemult, and
  Chiloquin. This does NOT include the Bootleg fire.

* View the hazard area in detail at:
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

$$
BTL

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