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Tonight the U.S Forest Service is on its highest alert for thunderstorms set to roll through Siskiyou County over the next two days.

Posted: Tue Aug 14 23:29:46 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue Aug 14 23:29:46 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for U.S. Forest Service on High Alert for Lightning

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survival.. sionan says, "this osburne fire finder is the main way a fire lookout will determine where the fire actually is. they'll look through this telescope and map out on this map where the coordinates are so are fully staffed to monitor the next two days of intense dry thunder. padula says, "the lightning is like the loudest largest deer rifle you ever heard and when it's simultaneous with the flash it's a lot different there is no counting in between." the u-s forest service says its ready to attack any new fires that pop up. lyon says, "our standing policy when it comes to new fires is all hands on deck. to go get it and do our best to put it out as quick as possible." but lightning can be tricky, even for the woman who's watched it for nearly 30 summers. padula says, "the problem is you can't just sit and look at it thunder sell because they are everywhere around you so when you're looking hear the lightning is happening over here and that's what really helps when you have another look out or somebody on the ground." 11 engines are standing by with six 20 person hand crews on call. lyon says, "we've made a special effort to mobilize and be ready for this and at the so fingers are crossed and we are ready." while this veteran fire lookout helps keep round- the- clock eyes on a 20 plus mile radius..s the forest service is using new digital maps to keep track of where all the lightning strikes hit. in the klamath national forest, sionan
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