Klamath Basin

 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 2:20 am PDT on July 6, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM
   PDT this evening for increased thunderstorm activity...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 11 PM PDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area:
in northern CA fire zone... .285.
In south central or fire zones... 624... 625.
In southwest or fire zone... .623.

* Counties affected: in northern CA... Modoc County. In south
central or... Jackson... Klamath and lake counties.

* Thunderstorms... thunderstorm activity will develop again and
become scattered over the watch area Monday afternoon and
evening.

* Outflow winds... wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible.

* Impacts... dry lightning will be possible outside of the wet
cores. Multiple new fire starts from lightning strikes could
pose a threat to life and property... and may overwhelm initial
attack resources.

* View the hazard area in detail at
http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

* impacts: increasing thunderstorm activity will create erratic
fire behavior and new fire starts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Abundant lightning on existing very dry fuels could cause
numerous new fire ignitions. Gusty and erratic outflow winds could
also create explosive fire growth potential.







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