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Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley; Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Dry thunderstorms expected in northeastern California and south central Oregon Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning... ...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening across portions of the interior west side of northern California and southwestern Oregon... .Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning across northeastern California and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening as available moisture increases. Thunderstorms along and west of the Cascades are likely to produce wetting rainfall at some locations, but also lightning outside of the rain cores in others. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON VERY DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 281 IN CALIFORNIA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES...617...621...622 AND 623 IN OREGON... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: Thunderstorms with record to near record dry fuels could lead to numerous new fire starts Wednesday. Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and hold over fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...617...621...622...623.

* Counties affected: In Northern CA...Siskiyou. In South Central OR...Klamath. In Southwest OR...Douglas...Jackson...Josephine.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. Confidence is moderate in thunderstorms along and east of the Cascade crest, and low west of there. Smoke across the area may inhibit the convection. Additionally, high precipitable water values and slow to moderate storm motion means that some storms could produce wetting rainfall, diminishing fire start and spread potential. 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. &&


Air Quality Alert

Areas Affected: Eastern Curry County and Josephine County; Jackson County; Klamath Basin; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County; Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory...in effect until further notice. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality to be generally unhealthy in the advisory area. However, air quality levels will fluctuate, so periods of improved air quality are expected at times. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition. For additional information...please visit the web site at http://www.oregon.gov/deq


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Rogue Valley; Siskiyou Mountains; Southern Oregon Cascades; Umpqua National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Dry thunderstorms expected in northeastern California and south central Oregon Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning... ...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening across portions of the interior west side of northern California and southwestern Oregon... .Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning across northeastern California and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening as available moisture increases. Thunderstorms along and west of the Cascades are likely to produce wetting rainfall at some locations, but also lightning outside of the rain cores in others. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON VERY DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 281 IN CALIFORNIA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES...617...621...622 AND 623 IN OREGON... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: Thunderstorms with record to near record dry fuels could lead to numerous new fire starts Wednesday. Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and hold over fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...617...621...622...623.

* Counties affected: In Northern CA...Siskiyou. In South Central OR...Klamath. In Southwest OR...Douglas...Jackson...Josephine.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. Confidence is moderate in thunderstorms along and east of the Cascade crest, and low west of there. Smoke across the area may inhibit the convection. Additionally, high precipitable water values and slow to moderate storm motion means that some storms could produce wetting rainfall, diminishing fire start and spread potential. 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. &&


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest; South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Dry thunderstorms expected in northeastern California and south central Oregon Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning... ...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening across portions of the interior west side of northern California and southwestern Oregon... .Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning across northeastern California and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening as available moisture increases. Thunderstorms along and west of the Cascades are likely to produce wetting rainfall at some locations, but also lightning outside of the rain cores in others. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TUESDAY TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON VERY DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 11 PM Tuesday to 11 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Impacts: Isolated dry thunderstorms are expected to result in new fire starts Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon and evening wetter, scattered thunderstorms are expected to result in additional fire starts. Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In South Central OR...Fire Weather Zones 624 and 625 which includes portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties.

* Thunderstorms: Dry thunderstorms are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Wednesday afternoon and evening scattered thunderstorms with some rainfall are expected. Confidence is highest in thunderstorm activity Wednesday afternoon and evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Dry lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could lead to rapid fire growth potential. Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions Wednesday afternoon and evening. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also create extreme fire growth potential. &&


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley; Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt Shasta

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Dry thunderstorms expected in northeastern California and south central Oregon Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning... ...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening across portions of the interior west side of northern California and southwestern Oregon... .Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning across northeastern California and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening as available moisture increases. Thunderstorms along and west of the Cascades are likely to produce wetting rainfall at some locations, but also lightning outside of the rain cores in others. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS ON VERY DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284 AND 285... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 5 PM Tuesday to 11 AM PDT Wednesday.

* Impacts: Isolated dry thunderstorms on exceptionally dry fuels will likely result in new fire starts. Initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA...Most of Fire Weather Zone 284 and all of Fire Weather Zone 285. This includes portions of eastern Siskiyou County as well as Modoc County.

* Thunderstorms: A low pressure impulse moving northward from the Sierra Nevada Mountains is expected to bring isolated dry thunderstorms Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Confidence in these thunderstorms occuring is moderate and highest along and near the Warner Mountains. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Dry lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could lead to rapid fire growth potential. &&


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