Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
1007 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...POOR RECOVERY AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTHWEST
OREGON COAST RANGES THIS MORNING AND AGAIN TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY
MORNING...

.A thermal trough will continue to strengthen over the area today
through Thursday resulting in gusty northeast winds over the mid
slopes and ridges. These winds combined with poor humidity
recovery will enhance the risk of spread of new and existing
fires this morning. Similar conditions are expected again tonight
into Thursday morning.

ORZ619-170515-
/O.EXP.KMFR.FW.W.0030.000000T0000Z-170816T1700Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.A.0024.170817T0800Z-170817T1700Z/
Western Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest-
1007 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 619...
...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 619...

* Affected area: The Southwest Oregon Coast Range, mainly above
  2000 feet in fire weather zone 619.

* Wind...Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

* Humidity...lowering to around 15 percent today, then recovery
  of only around 35 to 40 percent this evening before winds
  increase again and humidity drops overnight into Thursday
  morning.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty northeast winds and poor
  relative humidity recovery will enhance the risk of spread of
  new and existing fires.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/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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