Jackson County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 10:39 PM PDT on July 28, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Tuesday for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire weather zones 280... 281...282...284...285...617...621...622...623...624 and 625... ...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire weather zones 280...281...282...284...285...617...621...622... 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 Tuesday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. The Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday has been upgraded.

* Affected areas: fire weather zones 281...622...624...285... 282...284...621...625...623...617 and 280

* thunderstorms...scattered thunderstorms are expected Tuesday afternoon through the evening...diminishing in coverage late Tuesday night then likely expanding in coverage on Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.

* Outflow winds...30 to 40 mph gusts are possible on both days.

* Impacts...scattered thunderstorms combined with existing very dry fuels will result in many fire starts in a short period of time. Significant rainfall is expected with some of the thunderstorms...but fire spread is likely in areas that do not receive wetting rain and as drying occurs in the days that follow the thunderstorms.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. These conditions will contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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

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