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Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Central Blue Mountains; Central Mountains of Oregon; Deschutes National Forest - minus Sisters Ranger District; East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades; Southern Blue and Strawberry Mountains

NWS Pendleton (Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington)

...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS POSSIBLE WITH DRY FUELS LATE SUNDAY TO EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT... .Infrequent to occasionally frequent lightning is possible with isolated to widely scattered storms late Sunday through Sunday evening. Increasing moisture under southwest flow combined with a passing disturbance aloft will aid the development of storms in OR fire weather zones 610, 611, 639, 640, 642, and 644. While storms are expected to be primarily dry in nature, some light wetting rain cannot be ruled out. Hot and dry conditions are expected Sunday and will follow again on Monday that could promote additional concerns with any new fire starts. Gusty and erratic thunderstorm winds will be possible with any storms. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 610, 611, 640, 642, AND 644...

* AFFECTED AREA...In ORZ610...Fire weather zone 610.In ORZ611... Fire weather zone 611.In ORZ640...Fire weather zone 640.In ORZ642...Fire weather zone 642.In ORZ644...Fire weather zone 644.

* TIMING...Isolated to widely scattered storms are expected to develop in the eastern central Cascades and central OR then spreading northeastward in time.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY...LAL 3 with LAL 4 possible in a storm or two. Best likelihood for widely scattered storms are in the OR Cascades and central OR.

* PRECIPITATION...Under a tenth of an inch, though light wetting rain cannot be ruled out.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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: Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley; Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County; Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt Shasta; Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms with dry fuels Sunday... .A disturbance will move northward through California tonight with increasing moisture spreading into northern California and southern Oregon by Sunday morning. This disturbance will bring at least isolated thunderstorms to most of the area, with scattered thunderstorms developing, especially Sunday afternoon. The main concern is that some of the storms may initially start out elevated Sunday morning, and thus dry. Any storms that do develop will have the ability to produce cloud to ground lightning and strong, gusty outflow winds. The gusty winds may also contribute to fire spread. More thunderstorms are possible, especially east of the Cascades on Monday. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281... 282...284...621...622 AND 623... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 8 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281...282...284. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...621...622...623.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Some may become strong with gusty, erratic winds.

* Wind: South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph, except thunderstorm outflow wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also create extreme fire growth potential. &&


Red Flag Warning

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

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms with dry fuels Sunday... .A disturbance will move northward through California tonight with increasing moisture spreading into northern California and southern Oregon by Sunday morning. This disturbance will bring at least isolated thunderstorms to most of the area, with scattered thunderstorms developing, especially Sunday afternoon. The main concern is that some of the storms may initially start out elevated Sunday morning, and thus dry. Any storms that do develop will have the ability to produce cloud to ground lightning and strong, gusty outflow winds. The gusty winds may also contribute to fire spread. More thunderstorms are possible, especially east of the Cascades on Monday. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281... 282...284...621...622 AND 623... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 8 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281...282...284. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...621...622...623.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Some may become strong with gusty, erratic winds.

* Wind: South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph, except thunderstorm outflow wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also create extreme fire growth potential. &&


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Hoopa; Lower Middle Klamath; Trinity; Van Duzen, Mad River

NWS Eureka (Northwest California Coast)

...FIRE STARTS DUE TO ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY... .A moist unstable airmass is forecast to spread north across northern California late tonight and Sunday. That environment will support thunderstorm developing near or just south of Mendocino and Lake Counties late tonight, and quickly tracking north across our area Sunday morning. Additional storms are expected to fire over portions of Trinity County through the day Sunday, perhaps clipping portions of interior Humboldt and southeast Del Norte County as well. Thunderstorms are already ongoing Saturday morning in parts of southern and central California. While briefly heavy rainfall and erratic, gusty winds may accompany these storms, they will be rather fast moving from south to north. This, along with ongoing low humidity values and very dry fuels will favor fire starts due to lightning. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 5 AM to 8 PM PDT Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 204, 211, 212, and 283, including

* THUNDERSTORMS...Fast moving thunderstorms will pose a threat for fire starts due to lightning.

* WINDS...Erratic, gusty outflow winds will be possible in and around thunderstorms. Outside of thunderstorms, West to southwest winds will develop for Sunday afternoon and evening at 8 to 15 mph. Winds may be locally gusty through exposed river valleys and over mountain ridges. Lighter winds forecast for Sunday night and Monday.

* IMPACTS...Higher potential for wildfire starts in proximity to thunderstorms due to lightning. Any fires that develop may spread rapidly due to the combination of dry fuels, low humidity, and locally breezy conditions. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.


Fire Weather Watch

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)

...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms with dry fuels Sunday... .A disturbance will move northward through California tonight with increasing moisture spreading into northern California and southern Oregon by Sunday morning. This disturbance will bring at least isolated thunderstorms to most of the area, with scattered thunderstorms developing, especially Sunday afternoon. The main concern is that some of the storms may initially start out elevated Sunday morning, and thus dry. Any storms that do develop will have the ability to produce cloud to ground lightning and strong, gusty outflow winds. The gusty winds may also contribute to fire spread. More thunderstorms are possible, especially east of the Cascades on Monday. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 8 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday. Another Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening.

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In South Central OR...Fire Weather Zones 624 and 625.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Some may become strong with gusty, erratic winds. More thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon and evening.

* Wind: South 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, except thunderstorm outflow wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also create extreme 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. &&


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)

...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms with dry fuels Sunday... .A disturbance will move northward through California tonight with increasing moisture spreading into northern California and southern Oregon by Sunday morning. This disturbance will bring at least isolated thunderstorms to most of the area, with scattered thunderstorms developing, especially Sunday afternoon. The main concern is that some of the storms may initially start out elevated Sunday morning, and thus dry. Any storms that do develop will have the ability to produce cloud to ground lightning and strong, gusty outflow winds. The gusty winds may also contribute to fire spread. More thunderstorms are possible, especially east of the Cascades on Monday. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624 AND 625... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 8 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday. Another Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening.

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In South Central OR...Fire Weather Zones 624 and 625.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Some may become strong with gusty, erratic winds. More thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon and evening.

* Wind: South 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, except thunderstorm outflow wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could also create extreme 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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