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  • Fire Weather Watch for Shasta County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued September 06 at 3:10AM PDT until September 07 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11 p.m.
  • ...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
    EVENING...
    A robust upper level weather system off the California coast
    will move inland tonight into Thursday, and bring the potential
    for scattered to numerous thunderstorms across the region.
    Abundant lightning strikes and gusty, erratic winds may accompany
    these thunderstorms. The combination of frequent lightning and
    very dry fuels may cause critical fire weather conditions.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER
    ZONES 213, 214, 215, 216, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, AND 279...
    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire
    Weather Watch, which is in effect from 2 PM PDT this afternoon
    through Thursday evening.
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 213, 214, 215, 216, 263, 266,
    267, 268, 269, and 279.
    * THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will be
    possible with some wetting rain. Lightning may strike outside of
    rain cores.
    * OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty, erratic winds are expected near any
    thunderstorms that develop, perhaps to as strong as 40 mph.
    * TIMING...this afternoon through Thursday evening. The most
    widespread thunderstorms are expected late Wednesday night
    through Thursday afternoon.
    * IMPACTS...any fires that develop from lightning strikes will
    likely spread rapidly.
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