Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
636 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...Strong winds expected Saturday evening through Sunday
   morning...

.Gusty northeast winds are expected across the Coast Range and
river valleys of Curry County in Fire Weather Zone 619 from
Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Relative humidities
will be low Saturday evening as winds increase, and relative
humidity recoveries will be moderate to poor Saturday night
through Sunday morning.

ORZ619-200145-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0025.170820T0000Z-170820T1800Z/
Western Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest-
636 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS
   AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH
   LOW RH...

* 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...Fire Weather Zone 619 in
  portions of Coos...Curry...Josephine.

* Wind: Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts 25 to 35 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 20 percent Saturday evening, then
  recovering to 30 to 50 percent Saturday night into Sunday
  morning before falling again to 20 to 30 percent Sunday
  morning.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

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