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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:29 AM PDT on July 30, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 31, 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 280... 281... 284... 285... 621... and 622...

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire
weather zones 280... 281... 284... 285... 621... and 622...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather
Watch... which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* Affected areas: fire weather zones 280... 281... 284... 285... 621... and
622.

* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected this
afternoon through this evening... diminishing in coverage tonight.
More thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon and 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. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
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.



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