12 Jul 2009, 4:14pm
California Oregon
by admin

N CA and SW OR: Dry Lightning RED FLAG WARNING

Fire Weather Forecast for Oregon and Northern California
National Weather Service Medford, OR
251 pm PDT Sun Jul 12 2009

RED FLAG WARNING in effect until 8 pm PDT this evening for scattered thunderstorms with insufficient moisture for zones 280 281 284 and 624…

Discussion — A low pressure system at the south Oregon coast will move inland across Oregon tonight. The atmosphere is unstable and scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop and continue into the evening over portions of southwest Oregon and northwest California. Storms across Northern California and south central Oregon will be mainly dry. Southwest winds will also increase with gusts of 30 to 40 mph near thunderstorms. Monday and Tuesday a thermal trough builds along the coast with dry offshore flow developing. A dry and warm pattern will persist through the coming week.

Also, lighting striking now in ID, NV, UT, CO, and AZ. See the Visala Lightning Explorer [here]

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