Abundant lightning predicted for Southern Oregon Sunday

red flag warning

The National Weather Service is describing the lightning that is in the forecast for south-central Oregon and extreme northern California as “abundant”. It should begin by early Sunday afternoon and continue into the evening.

Lightning is also predicted for southwest Idaho and northern Nevada. There could be wetting rain with the thunderstorms except in Nevada, where dry strikes could occur. All of these areas are under a Red Flag Warning Sunday.

Some land managers in Oregon have brought in additional firefighting resources to assist in initial attack of any new lightning-caused fires.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Abundant lightning predicted for Southern Oregon Sunday”

  1. In the Applegate we had some strikes, got a fire going in Sterling Creek near Buncom. Wound up with a class 3 evacuation notice, which worked very nicely, appearing on our laptops, phones, etc. I think it was around 100 acres at dusk, but they put sooooo much retardant on it and we are supposed to get good humidity overnight. Hoping for the best, but wetting things down.


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