URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
1245 PM PDT Sun Aug 25 2019
.A disturbance will move up from the south Wednesday morning. This
system is expected to tap into some moisture from what is
currently tropical depression Ivo. The combination of increasing
moisture, instability and trigger could bring abundant lightning
on dry fuels starting late Wednesday morning into Wednesday
evening. There is a chance thunderstorms could produce little or no
rainfall. This will follow two days of hot temperatures with
triple digit readings for interior west side valleys Tuesday and
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280…281…284…616…617…619…620…621… 622…623…624 AND 625
NWS - Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch for lightning, which is in effect from Wednesday
morning through Wednesday evening.
- Affected area: We have highest confidence in scattered
thunderstorm coverage in portions Fire Weather Zone 281 mainly
north and west of Yreka in the warning area. The fire weather
watch will affect the rest of the area.
Klamath going to get lit up.
Ahhh, the annual “lightning event”… let’s see
May it rain like there is no tomorrow with these storms and put an end to the foaming!
Takes me back to ‘87… (I was 2 years old then) But I’ve heard the other, more experienced folks talk about it!
2008 was also significant. Might go to one more fire before the career change.
That’s perfect! Just come up and play with us!
Everyone I talk to, more science, met types who know nor cal say this one is for real. Just passing this along. I for one will believe it when/if I see it.
It’s moving up the coast…any talk of it hitting the coast range and bay?
Has not been in detailed forecast . Graphic gives basic geographic areas of concern…but…forecasts are just that!
They rarely get the next day forecast right ! Good luck with the extended forecasts!
Wow I’m seeing LAL of 6 forecasted over the Stanislaus
NWS Monterey pretty confident nothing will affect SF Bay Area…https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=mtr&pil=AFD&sid=MTR&version=0&banner=off
A quote from Daniel Swain who runs a California weather blog called Weather West.
“Im fairly concerned about the dry lightning potential tonight/tomorrow, especially far NorCal. Could see some isolated dry strikes/fire starts as far south as Bay Area, but much more widespread strikes (and fires) are likely north of I-80 and this is a region that is currently experiencing a major heatwave (Redding should hit 110 today).”
Time will tell but the potential is there. We shall see.
Watches and Warnings going up for much of North OPS.