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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)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...621 AND 622... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday 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 Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281, including the Klamath and Rogue River national forests, and the communities of Happy Camp and Seiad Vally of In Southwest OR Fire Zones...621...622, including the Rogue River National Forest and the communities of Medford, Ashland, Eagle Point and Butte Falls.

* Wind: Gusty and variable near thunderstorms.

* Thunderstorms: Will start initially dry, becoming more wet heading into the evening.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... If you have not packed your evacuation kit yet, now is the time to do so. This includes items like important documents and essentials you cannot live without. Fill your vehicle`s fuel tank. Visit ready.gov/kit for more information. Plan now to avoid using equipment that could cause sparks during the period when critical weather conditions are possible. Visit weather.gov/medford/wildfire for links to fire restrictions in your area. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are possible during the valid watch time. These conditions could promote the rapid spread of wildfires which could become life- threatening. Check weather.gov/medford for forecast updates and a possible upgrade of the this watch to a Red Flag Warning. &&


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures of 100 to 108 degrees expected. Overnight lows between 65 and 70 degrees.

* WHERE...Valleys of western and central Siskiyou, including the Klamath River, Scott, McCloud, and Shasta Valleys. This includes the communities of Happy Camp, Mt Shasta City, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Weed, Yreka, Etna, Fort Jones and Klamath River.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...In addition to hot daytime temperatures, overnight temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm, with lows as warm as 72 degrees. This will provide little relief from the daytime heat, adding to heat related stress.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Lassen County; Surprise Valley California

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND DRY LIGHTNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND FAR NORTHWESTERN NEVADA... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather Watch for thunderstorms and potential for dry lightning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zone 278 Eastern Lassen County and Fire Zone 458 Northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible Monday evening through early Tuesday morning. Any storms that form will be moving at greater than 20 mph increasing the potential for dry lightning strikes.

* Impacts...Lightning with little to no rainfall can create new fire starts and may combine with outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Fires may go undetected through the overnight hours.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions and report any smoke. Check weather.gov/reno for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND DRY LIGHTNING FOR THE LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather Watch for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties. This will mainly affect the Lassen National Forest portion of Fire Zone 271.

* Thunderstorms...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible Monday evening through early Tuesday morning. Any storms that form will be moving at greater than 20 mph increasing the potential for dry lightning strikes.

* Impacts...Lightning with little to no rainfall can create new fire starts and may combine with outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Fires may go undetected through the overnight hours.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions and report any smoke. Check weather.gov/reno for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.


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