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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Elko NV
217 AM PDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT TODAY AND
TONIGHT FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 469 AND 470...

NVZ469-470-220600-
/O.CON.KLKN.FW.W.0014.180821T1800Z-180822T0600Z/
Southwestern and Central Elko County-Eastern Elko County-
217 AM PDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 469 AND 470...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 469 Southwestern and Central
  Elko County and Fire Weather Zone 470 Eastern Elko County.

* Thunderstorm Coverage...Isolated to scattered dry
  thunderstorms expected Tuesday afternoon and evening.

* Outflow Winds...Gusts 40 to 50 mph are possible.

* Impacts...Dry lightning may create new fire starts and combine
  with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
1018 PM PDT Mon Aug 20 2018

...Abundant lightning possible in Fire Weather Zone 285 Tuesday
   morning through Tuesday evening...

.Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are forecast across
Fire Weather Zone 285, including the Stone Fire, Tuesday morning
through Tuesday evening. These storms will be a mix of wet and dry
thunderstorms. New fire starts from lightning associated with
these thunderstorms could easily overwhelm initial attack efforts.

CAZ285-220600-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0017.180821T1800Z-180822T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0026.180821T1200Z-180822T0600Z/
Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley-
1018 PM PDT Mon Aug 20 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
   ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 5 AM to 11 PM PDT Tuesday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Impacts: Isolated to widely scattered mixed wet and dry
  thunderstorms may cause new fire starts that could easily
  overwhelm initial attack efforts.

* Affected area: In Northern CA...Fire Weather Zone 285 in Modoc
  County, except for the extreme northwest portion of the zone
  near Tulelake. This includes the Stone Fire and the Modoc
  National Forest.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are
  forecast across Fire Weather Zone 285 Tuesday morning through
  Tuesday evening. These storms will be a mix of wet and dry
  thunderstorms. Heavy smoke may inhibit thunderstorm development
  in some areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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