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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 6:08 AM PDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
11 PM PDT this evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for
fire weather zones 285... 617... 623... 624 and 625...

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Monday morning
through Monday evening for abundant lightning with 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 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Sunday. A Fire
Weather Watch remains in effect for Monday morning through Monday

* 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 (warning):
in northern CA... the Warner Mountains and eastern part of
   Modoc County in fire weather zone 285.

In south central or... most of the Fremont-Winema National
   Forest in fire weather zone 624 except the Klamath Basin...
   A small portion of fire weather zone 625 near Silver Lake.

In southwest or... eastern part of the Umpqua National Forest
   including toketee in fire weather zone 617... and the Cascade
   mountains from Highway 140 north including Crater Lake in
   fire weather zone 623.

* Affected area (watch): the area covered by the watch includes
   all of the above plus areas to the west of the warning area.

* Counties affected (warning): in south central or... Western
Lake. The watch area includes almost all of Lake County and
portions of western Harney.

* Thunderstorms: scattered thunderstorms with lightning activity
level of 3. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected
with these storms.

* Timing: thunderstorms are expected over Modoc County this
afternoon then spread north into south-central Oregon by mid
afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms with lal 3 are not expected
into eastern Umpqua National Forest until this evening. While
intensity will decrease after sunset, these storms could
continue into tonight, then strengthen again on Monday.

* One less spark, one less wildfire.

* View the hazard area in detail at

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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