Weather Outlook: Thunderstorms Expected Thursday

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Thunderstorms Expected Thursday Afternoon Into The Evening

A weather disturbance is expected to develop thunderstorms in our area beginning as early as this evening. The majority of the activity is expected generally from 11am to 11pm Thursday. There is a marginal risk some of the storms could become severe.

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Red Flag Warning issued September 04 at 2:30PM PDT until September 05 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS Medford

.Isolated thunderstorms will develop tonight with little to no rainfall. Thunderstorms will increase in coverage Thursday, peaking late Thursday morning into Thursday evening. The thunderstorms Thursday will mostly be wet, but lightning can occur outside of the rain core, so the risk of new fire starts will remain high.

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285… 624 AND 625…

* 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 Zone….285. In South Central OR Fire Zones… 624… 625.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated activity tonight will become scattered Thursday, then diminish Thursday might. Winds may be gusty and erratic near thunderstorms. Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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.

 

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617…
620…621…622 AND 623…

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning…which is in effect from 5 AM to 11 PM PDT Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* 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 Southwest OR…Fire Weather Zones 617…620…
621…622 and 623.

* Thunderstorms: Isolated activity tonight will become scattered
Thursday, then diminish Thursday might. Winds may be gusty and
erratic near thunderstorms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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.

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