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

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

.While there is still some uncertainty in the forecast due to the
affects of smoke across the area, confidence is building in
isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms across Fire Weather Zone
285 late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening. These
storms are expected to be a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms. New
fire starts from lightning associated with these thunderstorms
could easily overwhelm initial attack if they do occur.


CAZ285-210615-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.A.0017.180821T1800Z-180822T0300Z/
Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley-
158 PM PDT Mon Aug 20 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 285...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather
Watch...which is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening.

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

* Affected area:
 In Northern CA...Fire Weather Zone 285 in Modoc County.

* Thunderstorms: While there is still some uncertainty in the
  forecast due to the affects of smoke across the area, confidence
  has grown to moderate in isolated to widely scattered
  thunderstorms occuring across Fire Weather Zone 285 late Tuesday
  morning through early Tuesday evening. These storms are expected
  to be a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red
Flag Warnings.

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