NWS Issues Red Flag Warning

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NWS Issues Red Flag Warning

A Red Flag Warning means that low humidity combined with heat and gusty winds may cause any fires that start to spread rapidly and uncontrollably. Extreme fire behavior is possible, and fires will be difficult to extinguish. Refrain from outdoor activities that could result in a wildfire, such as improper disposal of matches or cigarettes, and the use of tools or equipment which may cause sparks or ignition sources. Avoid open burning and recreational fires. Be prepared for wildfire and follow the Ready, Set, Go! program if a fire occurs in your area. Report fires by dialing 911.”

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR
STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624…

The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire
Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning…which is in effect from 1 PM
to 8 PM PDT Thursday.

* Impacts…Gusty northeast winds, low humidity, and dry fuels
will likely contribute to a significant spread of any new or
existing fires.

* Affected area:
In South Central OR…Northern Fire Weather Zone 624 from
Chiloquin to Chemult, and areas northeast to Highway 31, and in
the Bly area.

* Counties affected:
In South Central OR…Northern and eastern Klamath…Far
northwestern Lake.

* Wind…Northeast around 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity…12 to 15 percent.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds and low relative humidity will create extreme fire growth
potential.

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