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Northern CA Weather Alerts for Siskiyou California   (CAC093)

icn  RED FLAG WARNING
SISKIYOU CALIFORNIA   (CAC093)

Effective: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 12:27am PDT Severity: Severe
Updated: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 12:27am PDT Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 11:00pm PDT Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley; Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt Shasta
 
Alert:
...Isolated dry thunderstorms in northeastern California and south
central Oregon, mainly from the Cascades eastward overnight into
Wednesday morning...
...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday through Wednesday evening
across portions of the interior west side, northern California and
from the Cascades eastward...
.Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at
and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms
overnight through Wednesday morning across northeastern California
and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The
thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday
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 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284 AND
285...
* 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: Isolated dry thunderstorms overnight through
Wednesday evening. 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.

 

icn  FIRE WEATHER WATCH
SISKIYOU CALIFORNIA   (CAC093)

Effective: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 02:00pm PDT Severity: Moderate
Updated: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 12:27am PDT Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 11:00pm PDT Certainty: Possible

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley; Western Klamath National Forest
 
Alert:
...Isolated dry thunderstorms in northeastern California and south
central Oregon, mainly from the Cascades eastward overnight into
Wednesday morning...
...Abundant lightning possible Wednesday through Wednesday evening
across portions of the interior west side, northern California and
from the Cascades eastward...
.Elevated monsoonal moisture and exceptionally dry conditions at
and near the surface will bring the potential for dry thunderstorms
overnight through Wednesday morning across northeastern California
and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Harney counties. The
thunderstorm threat will expand west and northward Wednesday
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 NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280, 281, 621, AND 622...
* Impacts: Any 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: From western Siskiyou County northeastward across
the Siskiyou Mountains to the Cascade Foothills. This includes
most of Jackson County, extreme southeastern Josephine County and
the Shasta Valley, but not Mt. Shasta itself. It also affects
the Miles Fire, but not the Klondike or Taylor fires.
* Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible
Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. Confidence is
still fairly low west of the Cascades, but higher from the
Cascade Foothills eastward. Smoke across the area may inhibit the
convection.
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.

 



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