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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
AND SOUTHERN OREGON...

.MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL PUSH NORTH INTO THE AREA AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING TROUGH OFF THE COAST OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...AND MAY PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
AS WELL. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

CAZ285-ORZ624-625-051515-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150706T0600Z/
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN LAKE
AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES-
813 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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 EVENING...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE WARNER...HART
  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...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


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
247 AM MDT SUN JUL 5 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-061300-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
247 AM MDT SUN JUL 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOST
PREVALENT ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN UTAH TODAY...WITH MORE
ISOLATED ACTIVITY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST UTAH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A DRIER AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WIND IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MID TO
LATE WEEK...INCREASING THE THREAT OF HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

ROGOWSKI/TRAPHAGAN

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

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