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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:59 PM PDT on July 04, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 06, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM
PDT Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire
Weather Watch to a red flag warning... which is in effect from 5
PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* Affected area:
in northern CA fire zone... .285.
In south central or fire zones... 624... 625.

* Counties affected:
in northern CA... Modoc County.
In south central or... southern Klamath and lake counties.

* Thunderstorms... thunderstorms are expected to develop over the
area late this afternoon and evening... particularly along the
Warner... Hart..and Fremont mountains. Storms will likely
produce abundant lightning and gusty winds... and some may
continue into the overnight hours. Thunderstorm activity will
increase again Sunday afternoon and evening.

* Outflow winds... wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible.

* Impacts... thunderstorms are expected to produce abundant
lighting... and dry lightning will be possible outside of the
wet cores. Multiple new fire starts from lightning strikes
could pose a threat to life and property... and may overwhelm
initial attack resources.

* View the hazard area in detail at
http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

* impacts: increasing thunderstorm activity will create erratic
fire behavior and new fire starts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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



Visit US at www.Weather.Gov/Medford




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