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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1039 PM PDT MON JUL 28 2014

.ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY EVENING. A DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA AND BRING INCREASING AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY AS
IT MOVES NORTH TO NORTHEAST. THE TIMING AND TRACK OF THIS
DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN THE MOST EXTENSIVE
THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE FROM THE CASCADES EASTWARD. ANOTHER
DISTURBANCE IS LIKELY TO FOLLOW ON WEDNESDAY AND ALSO PRODUCE
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED COVERAGE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.


CAZ280>282-284-285-ORZ617-621>625-291745-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0018.140729T1800Z-140730T0600Z/
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WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-SHASTA-
TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
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-
1039 PM PDT MON JUL 28 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...
281...282...284...285...617...621...622...623...624 AND 625...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...281...282...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 2 PM TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY. A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR TUESDAY HAS BEEN UPGRADED.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 281...622...624...285...
  282...284...621...625...623...617 AND 280

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING...DIMINISHING IN COVERAGE LATE
  TUESDAY NIGHT THEN LIKELY EXPANDING IN COVERAGE ON WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...30 TO 40 MPH GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ON BOTH DAYS.

* IMPACTS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COMBINED WITH EXISTING VERY
  DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN MANY FIRE STARTS IN A SHORT PERIOD
  OF TIME. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH SOME OF THE
  THUNDERSTORMS...BUT FIRE SPREAD IS LIKELY IN AREAS THAT DO
  NOT RECEIVE WETTING RAIN AND AS DRYING OCCURS IN THE DAYS
  THAT FOLLOW THE THUNDERSTORMS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/ZYV5


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
MAY OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

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DW

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