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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
639 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING ACROSS THE UPPER
SLOPES AND RIDGES AS A LOW PRESSURE MOVES SOUTHWARD EAST OF THE
CASCADE CREST. WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DIMINISH LATE THIS MORNING
BEFORE BECOMING NORTHERLY AND GUSTY...EVEN IN THE VALLEYS...
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

ORZ616>620-623-260145-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0016.000000T0000Z-160826T0600Z/
UMPQUA BASIN-UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTHERN OREGON COAST-
WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
639 AM PDT THU AUG 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY THIS MORNING
AND STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 616...617...618...619...620 AND 623...

* 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: THIS MORNING....NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS 20
  TO 30 MPH... PRIMARILY ON THE UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES.
  THIS AFTERNOON...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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VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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