Watches, Warnings & Advisories



One product issued by NWS for: 16 Miles ESE Silver Lake OR

Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
857 PM PDT Mon Jul 15 2024

ORZ616-617-623>625-161600-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0009.240716T2100Z-240717T0600Z/
Umpqua Basin-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-
857 PM PDT Mon Jul 15 2024

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 616, 617, 623, 624, AND 625...

* IMPACTS...Given the recent prolonged stretch of very hot and
  very dry conditions, lightning efficiency will be high to very
  high for fire starts. Any fires that develop will likely
  spread rapidly.

* AFFECTED AREA...Portions of fire weather zone 616 east of the
  I-5 corridor...All of fire weather zone 617...Much of fire
  weather zones 623 and 624...All of fire weather zone 625.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are
  possible Tuesday. Lightning strikes outside of precipitation
  cores are possible and cause for concern.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusts up to 40 mph. These outflow winds can
  travel up to 50 miles away from the thunderstorm that caused it.

* DETAILED URL...View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you have not packed your evacuation kit yet, now is the time
to do so. This includes items like important documents and
essentials you cannot live without. Fill your vehicle`s fuel
tank. Visit ready.gov/kit for more information.

Plan now to avoid using equipment that could cause sparks during
the period when critical weather conditions are possible. Visit
weather.gov/medford/wildfire for links to fire restrictions in
your area.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible during the valid watch time. These conditions could
promote the rapid spread of wildfires which could become life-
threatening. Check weather.gov/medford for forecast updates and a
possible upgrade of the this watch to a Red Flag Warning.

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