Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 3:53 AM PDT on July 29, 2014

...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 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 617...621...622...623...624...and 625...

* affected areas: fire weather zones 617...621...622...623...624 and 625.

* Thunderstorms...scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon through this evening...diminishing in coverage late tonight 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.

* 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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