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Air Quality Alert

Areas Affected: Central Douglas County; Eastern Curry County and Josephine County; Eastern Douglas County Foothills; Jackson County; Klamath Basin; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County; Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT MONDAY... Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory...in effect until further notice. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy levels. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition. For additional information...please visit the web site at http://www.oregon.gov/deq


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley; Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley; Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County; Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt Shasta; Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Gusty wind and low relative humidity expected once again in the Illinois Valley and Rural portions of the Coastal Range on Saturday... ... Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible Sunday... .Continued hot temperatures will combine with colder air moving in the upper atmosphere to bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms to the region Sunday. The greatest coverage of lightning strikes will be from the Mt. Shasta area to the east and northeast, but with extremely dry fuels from the Cascades westward the probability of strikes causing quickly growing ignitions is very high. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...282...284...285...621...622...623... 624 AND 625...

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281...282...284...285. In South Central OR Fire Zones...624...625. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...621...622...623.

* Counties affected: In Northern CA...Modoc...Siskiyou. In South Central OR...Harney...Klamath...Lake. In Southwest OR...Jackson...Josephine.

* Thunderstorms: Will start to develop by early afternoon, with the strongest and most widespread development late afternoon into early evening. Thunderstorms that develop earlier will be mostly dry.

* Humidity: As low as 14 percent.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Rogue Valley; Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest; Siskiyou Mountains; South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties; Southern Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Gusty wind and low relative humidity expected once again in the Illinois Valley and Rural portions of the Coastal Range on Saturday... ... Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible Sunday... .Continued hot temperatures will combine with colder air moving in the upper atmosphere to bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms to the region Sunday. The greatest coverage of lightning strikes will be from the Mt. Shasta area to the east and northeast, but with extremely dry fuels from the Cascades westward the probability of strikes causing quickly growing ignitions is very high. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...282...284...285...621...622...623... 624 AND 625...

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones...280...281...282...284...285. In South Central OR Fire Zones...624...625. In Southwest OR Fire Zones...621...622...623.

* Counties affected: In Northern CA...Modoc...Siskiyou. In South Central OR...Harney...Klamath...Lake. In Southwest OR...Jackson...Josephine.

* Thunderstorms: Will start to develop by early afternoon, with the strongest and most widespread development late afternoon into early evening. Thunderstorms that develop earlier will be mostly dry.

* Humidity: As low as 14 percent.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Western Rogue Basin including the Illinois Valley

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Gusty wind and low relative humidity expected once again in the Illinois Valley and Rural portions of the Coastal Range on Saturday... ... Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible Sunday... .Continued hot temperatures will combine with colder air moving in the upper atmosphere to bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms to the region Sunday. The greatest coverage of lightning strikes will be from the Mt. Shasta area to the east and northeast, but with extremely dry fuels from the Cascades westward the probability of strikes causing quickly growing ignitions is very high. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 620... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday. The previous Red Flag Warning for earlier today has been cancelled.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty northeast winds with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: Portions of the Illinois Valley. This includes the Klondike and Granite Wildfires, Wilderville, Selma, and Cave Junction.

* Wind: North to northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 13 percent.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr Precautionary/preparedness actions... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR SHORTLY. STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY NEW FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY. ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE &&


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Western Siskiyou National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Gusty wind and low relative humidity expected once again in the Illinois Valley and Rural portions of the Coastal Range on Saturday... ... Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible Sunday... .Continued hot temperatures will combine with colder air moving in the upper atmosphere to bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms to the region Sunday. The greatest coverage of lightning strikes will be from the Mt. Shasta area to the east and northeast, but with extremely dry fuels from the Cascades westward the probability of strikes causing quickly growing ignitions is very high. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT SATURDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 619... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In Southwest OR...Rural portions of the Coastal Range. This includes the Quail Prairie Lookout.

* Wind: Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 14 percent.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr Precautionary/preparedness actions... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR SHORTLY. STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY NEW FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY. ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE &&


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