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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:30 PM PDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
   evening for dry thunderstorms on dry fuels for fire weather
   zones 285... 617... 623... 624 and 625...

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am Monday to 11 am PDT
   Tuesday for dry thunderstorms on dry fuels for fire weather
   zones 285... 617... 623... 624 and 625...

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
   Tuesday evening for dry thunderstorms on dry fuels for fire
   weather zones 285... 617... 623... 624 and 625...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 am Monday to 11 am PDT
Tuesday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire
Weather Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening.

* Impacts: dry thunderstorms and high fire danger will likely
result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could
contribute to fire spread. Initial attack resources could be
overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Area affected by warning: today... in northern CA... eastern
fire weather zone 285.
Today... in south or... eastern zone 617... northern and
central zone 623... northern and eastern zone 624... and
far western and southern zone 625.
Monday... in northern CA... all but southwest portion of zone
285.
Monday... in south or... eastern zone 617... all but extreme
south zone 623... all of 624 and 625.

* Counties affected by warning: today... in northern CA...
eastern Modoc
in south or... far eastern Douglas and far eastern
Jackson... west, north and east Klamath... western and
Southern Lake.
Monday... in northern CA... all but southwest Modoc.
In south or... lake... Klamath... far eastern Douglas... far
eastern Jackson.

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

* Timing: thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening
and again Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Another
round of 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. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create
extreme fire growth potential.

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








215 PM PDT sun Jul 23 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect until midnight PDT tonight
for northeast California and northwest Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 271 western Lassen/eastern Plumas/eastern Sierra/eastern
Nevada counties, fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450 western Nevada
Sierra front, fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and
range and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered wet and dry thunderstorms
will continue this evening. Any dry lightning strikes may cause
new wildfires in the area.

* Outflow winds... up to 50 mph in zones 271 and 272 and up to 60
mph elsewhere.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause fires to rapidly grow in
size and intensity.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.Gov/Reno for
updates and livingwithfire.Info for preparedness tips.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno


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