Western Siskiyou County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:30 PM PDT Jul. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT Tuesday for
   abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire weather zone 280...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through
   Wednesday evening for abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire
   weather zone 280...

* impacts: lightning and high fire danger will likely result in
new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire
spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be
overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area:
in northern CA... fire weather zone 280.

* Counties affected:
in northern CA... western Siskiyou.

* Thunderstorms: scattered thunderstorms with lightning activity
level of 3. There will be local wetting rains... but most areas
will get less than a tenth of an inch of rain with these storms.

* Timing: scattered thunderstorms may occur Tuesday afternoon and
evening.

* One less spark, one less wildfire.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. Lightning strikes with
little or no precipitation combined with dry fuels create
conditions where many fire starts may occur in a short period of
time.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red
flag warnings.