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Oregon, Central Douglas County

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:17 PM PDT on August 24, 2016

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM PDT
Thursday for east wind with poor overnight rh recovery tonight and
strong gusty wind with low rh Thursday afternoon and evening for
fire weather zones 616... 617... 618... 619... 620 and 623...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM PDT
Thursday.

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

* Affected areas:
in southwest Oregon...
fire weather zones... 616... 617... 618... 619... 620... 623.

* Counties affected:
in south central or... Klamath.
In southwest or... Coos... Curry... Douglas... Jackson... Josephine.
In western or... Lane.

* Wind:
   tonight... .northeast to east 10 to 15 mph with gusts 20 to 30
              mph, primarily on the upper slopes and ridges.
   Thursday... becoming north 10 to 15 mph with gusts 15 to 25 mph
              to include in the valleys.

* Humidity recovery: 25 to 45 percent on upper slopes and ridges.

* Minimum humidity thursday: 5 to 15 percent.

* View the hazard area in detail at
http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly.

Strong winds and low relative humidities will cause fires to
spread very rapidly.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio and the National Weather Service
website for the latest information, forecasts, and warnings.





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