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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:24 AM PDT Aug. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT
Tuesday for abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire weather zones
282 and 621...

* impacts: abundant lightning and high to very high fire danger
will result in new fire starts. Gusty outflow winds could also
contribute to fire spread. While some of the thunderstorms
could bring wetting rainfall, initial attack resources could
become overwhelmed by the number of new fire starts, and
holdover fires are likely.

* Affected area:
in northern CA fire zone... .282 from McCloud northwestward.
In southwest or fire zone... .621 east of Squaw Peak.

* Thunderstorms: thunderstorms will begin first over northern
California this afternoon and then are expected to develop over
the mountains of the east side. Storms are then likely to spread
and develop northward into the southern Oregon Cascades and
Siskiyous this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are likely to
continue into tonight.

* Outflow winds: gusty and erratic winds of 30 to 40 mph are
possible from stronger thunderstorms.

* View the hazard area in detail at:
http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/map/?Wfo=mfr

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. Scattered
thunderstorms combined with dry fuels create conditions where
many fire starts may occur in a short period of time.




324 am PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT
Tuesday for abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire weather zones
281 and 285... and portions of fire weather zones 280, 284, 623,
624, and 625...

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Wednesday evening for abundant lightning on dry fuels for
portions of fire weather zones 280... 281... 284... 285... 623... 624
and 625...


* impacts: abundant lightning and high to very high fire danger
will result in new fire starts. Gusty outflow winds could
also contribute to fire spread. While some of the
thunderstorms could bring wetting rainfall, initial attack
resources could become overwhelmed by the number of new fire
starts, and holdover fires are likely.

* Affected area by the red flag warning:
- in northern CA fire zones... 280 east of Seiad Valley... 281... most
of 284... 285.
- In southern or fire zones... 623 south of Mount McLoughlin... most
of 624... western 625.

* Thunderstorms: thunderstorms will begin first over northern
California this afternoon and then are expected to develop over
the mountains of the east side. Storms are then likely to spread
and develop northward into the southern Oregon Cascades and
Siskiyous this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are likely to
continue into tonight.

* Outflow winds: gusty and erratic winds of 30 to 40 mph are
possible from stronger thunderstorms.

* View the hazard area in detail at:
http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/map/?Wfo=mfr

* watch details: the thunderstorm threat will shift northeastward
on Wednesday, but will still include portions of the mentioned
fire weather zones.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. Scattered
thunderstorms 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.






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