South Central Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 12:52 PM PDT on July 05, 2015

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Monday afternoon through
Tuesday evening.

* Affected area... in orz611... fire weather zone 611.

* Timing... the expected time for scattered thunderstorms will be
between 2 PM and 8 PM Monday and Tuesday.

* Lightning activity... 3.

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




1013 am PDT sun Jul 5 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
   evening for scattered thunderstorms...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon
   through Monday evening for possible scattered
   thunderstorms...

* affected area: in northern CA fire zone... .280... 281..284... 285.
In south central or fire zones... 623..624... 625.

* Counties affected: in northern CA... Siskiyou and Modoc counties.
In south central or... southern Klamath and lake counties. Only the
extreme southeast corner of zone 623 is affected.

* Thunderstorms... isolated thunderstorms over the area are
expected to become scattered this afternoon into the evening.
Storms will likely produce abundant lightning and gusty
winds. Thunderstorm activity will increase again Monday
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

* impacts: dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow
winds will create erratic fire behavior and new fire starts.

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.

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






Record Report
Statement as of 01:42 am PDT on July 05, 2015

... Record high temperature set at Medford or...

a record high temperature of 103 degrees was set at Medford or yesterday.
This ties the old record of 103 set in 1972.


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