972  
WWUS86 KMFR 200129  
RFWMFR  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
629 PM PDT SUN AUG 19 2018  
 
CAZ285-200900-  
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-180820T0900Z/  
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-  
629 PM PDT SUN AUG 19 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT MONDAY FOR  
STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285...  
 
* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WITH  
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF  
NEW AND EXISTING FIRES.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA: IN CALIFORNIA...SOUTHERN PORTION OF FWZ 285,  
INCLUDING THE STONE FIRE, AND CITIES OF CANBY AND ALTURAS.  
 
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:  
IN NORTHERN CA...MODOC.  
 
* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST BECOMING NORTHWEST 13 TO 16 MPH WITH  
GUSTS TO 24 MPH.  
 
* HUMIDITY...8 TO 11 PERCENT.  
 
* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT  
HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=MFR  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE FIRES TO  
SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.  
 

 
 
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