RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285, 624, AND 625
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
While wetting rain may occur under the cores of thunderstorms, abundant lightning on dry fuels may produce numerous new starts that pose a threat to life and property, and may overwhelm initial attack capabilities.
Eastern fire weather zone 285 in California, and all of fire weather zones 624 and 625 in Oregon, including the Fremont-Winema and Modoc National Forests. (SEE MAP FOR WEATHER ZONES)
Will develop by early Sunday afternoon, increasing in coverage through the afternoon and evening. Lightning coverage is expected to increase to scattered as the day progresses.
Generally west to northwest at 5 to 10 mph, but gusty and erratic winds are possible in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.
View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr
A Red Flag Warning means that there is high confidence that critical fire weather conditions will occur during the valid time of the warning. The combination of strong wind and low relative humidity along with sufficiently dry fuels will create the potential for significant fire spread of any new or existing fires.
Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley- Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest- South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties.
Fire weather watch alert announced by the National Weather Service
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