Statement as of 2:58 PM PDT on August 22, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 23, 2017
224 PM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening
for abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire weather zones 285...
624 and 625...
... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday for
abundant lightning on dry fuels for fire weather zones 285...
624 and 625...
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday. 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Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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. Some thunderstorms
may see heavy rain with possible flash flooding, but numerous
strikes are expected outside of the heavy rain cores.
* Affected area by the red flag warning: - in northern CA fire zone 285.
- In southern or fire zones today... 624... western 625. On
Wednesday 625 and eastern 624.
* Thunderstorms: thunderstorms will begin first over northern
California this afternoon and then are expected to develop over
the mountains of the east side. Storms are then likely to spread
and develop northward into the southern Oregon Cascades and
Siskiyous this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are likely to
continue into tonight. The area of thunderstorms will shift east
Wednesday, with scattered thunderstorms expected mostly in
California fire zone 285, and Oregon fire zones 625 and eastern
* Outflow winds: gusty and erratic winds of 30 to 40 mph are
possible from stronger thunderstorms.
* View the hazard area in detail at:
* 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.