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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
244 PM PDT Tue Aug 16 2022

...Abundant Lightning On Dry Fuels Expected Wednesday...

.Instability increases Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms
possible. Thunderstorms are expected to start dry, and become
wetter in time. In addition to the threat of new fire starts, a
dry and unstable layer will support gusty and erratic outflow
winds with any thunderstorms. Plume-dominated fire activity will
be possible with new or existing fires due to hot, dry and
unstable conditions.

CAZ280-281-284-285-ORZ617-621>625-171230-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0016.220817T2100Z-220818T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0020.220817T1900Z-220818T0600Z/
Western Klamath National Forest-
Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley-
Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt
Shasta-Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley-
Umpqua National Forest-Siskiyou Mountains-Eastern Rogue 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-
244 PM PDT Tue Aug 16 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280,
281, 284, 285, 617, 621, 622, 623, 624, AND 625...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon to 11 PM PDT Wednesday.

* 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 northern CA, portions of Fire Zones 280...281...284 and
  285, including the McKinney and Yeti Fires, Seiad Valley,
  Macdoel, Tennant, Canby, Alturas, and portions of the
  Klamath and Modoc National Forests
  In southern Oregon, portions of Fire Zones 617...621...622
  ...623...624 and 625, including the Windigo Fire, Ashland,
  Prospect, Crater Lake, Toketee Falls, Klamath Falls, Chemult,
  Paisley, Lakeview, and portions of the Umpqua, Rogue
  River-Siskiyou, and Fremont-Winema National Forests.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated thunderstorms may begin early
  Wednesday morning, but will likely become scattered during
  the afternoon and evening with abundant lightning. Some storms
  may be dry. Winds will become gusty and erratic in and near
  thunderstorms.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous
new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also
create extreme fire growth potential.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
231 PM PDT Tue Aug 16 2022

CAZ270-271-278-NVZ458-181500-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0001.220817T2100Z-220818T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0002.220817T2100Z-220818T1500Z/
Surprise Valley California-
Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties-
Eastern Lassen County-Northern Washoe County-
231 PM PDT Tue Aug 16 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM WEDNESDAY TO 8 AM PDT
THURSDAY FOR FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR NORTHEAST
CALIFORNIA AND FAR NORTHWEST NEVADA...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag
Warning for abundant lightning on dry fuels, which is in effect
from 2 PM Wednesday to 8 AM PDT Thursday.

* CHANGES...Fire Weather Watches have been upgraded to Red Flag
  Warnings.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire
  Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra
  Counties, Fire Zone 278 Eastern Lassen County and Fire Zone
  458 Northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms...Scattered mix of wet and dry thunderstorms
  Wednesday afternoon with a potential for storms to continue
  overnight and into early Thursday morning.

* Impacts...Lightning can create new fire starts. Strong outflow
  wind gusts up to 45 mph could cause a fire to rapidly grow in
  size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for
updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

&&

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http://weather.gov/reno

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