Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 3:13 PM PDT on July 6, 2015, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on July 06, 2015
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Tuesday for abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones 610 and 640...
  • affected area...fire weather zone 610...611...and 640.
  • Timing...the expected time for scattered thunderstorms will be between 2 PM and 8 PM today and Tuesday.
  • Lightning activity...3 increasing to 4 after 5 PM for most areas of 611 and southwest 640 and southern 610.
  • Precipitation...some storms may bring brief heavy rain with amounts up to one quarter of an inch of rain.
  • Impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior. 245 PM PDT Mon Jul 6 2015 ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening for scattered thunderstorms and dry fuels... ...Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Tuesday for scattered thunderstorms and dry fuels... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Tuesday.
  • Affected area: in northern CA fire zones...280...281...284. In south central or fire zone....624. In southwest or fire zones...617...621...622...623.
  • Counties affected: in northern CA...Siskiyou County. In south central or...Douglas...Jackson...Josephine... Klamath.
  • Thunderstorms...scattered thunderstorm activity will continue into Monday evening...then redevelop Tuesday 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 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.

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