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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
235 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Saturday Evening through
Sunday Afternoon...

.Another round of dry gusty northeast to east winds will develop
over portions of the western slopes of the northern Sierra
Saturday evening into Sunday afternoon. The combination of gusty
downslope winds and low humidity will lead to critical fire
weather conditions on any current fires or new fire starts.

CAZ266>269-161300-
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.A.0014.181118T0600Z-181119T0000Z/
Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions
of Shasta-Trinity and Butte Units-
Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of
Nevada-Yuba-Placer-Amador and ElDorado Units-
Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF/S
West of the Sierra Crest (West of Evans Peak-Grizzly Peak-
Beckworth Peak)-
Northern Sierra Including the Tahoe and ElDorado NF/S West of the
Sierra Crest-
235 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 266, 267, 268, AND 269...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Saturday evening through
Sunday afternoon.

* WIND...Areas of northeast to east winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts
  35 to 45 mph. Local gusts up to 50 mph over remote ridges and
  through favorably oriented canyons, especially the Feather
  River drainage including the Camp Fire.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity 18-25 percent Sunday, with poor
  overnight recoveries 28-35 percent Saturday night.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Camp Fire.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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Air Quality Alert


CAC019-029-031-039-043-047-107-109-172015-
Fresno-Kern-Kings-Madera-Mariposa-Merced-Tulare-Tuolumne-
1215 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an
Air Quality Alert on November 10, 2018, due to smoke impacts from
surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera,
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern counties.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500, Mariposa 209-966-2220.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google
Play.


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Air Stagnation Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
759 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018

ORZ023>031-170000-
/O.CON.KMFR.AS.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-181117T2000Z/
Central Douglas County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Eastern Douglas County Foothills-Jackson County-
South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Central and Eastern Lake County-
Including the cities of Drain, Elkton, Roseburg, Sutherlin,
Green, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, Glendale, Grants Pass,
Cave Junction, Steamboat, Toketee Falls, Medford, Ashland,
Siskiyou Summit, Altamont, Klamath Falls, Beatty, Bly, Chemult,
Crescent, Gilchrist, Sprague River, Adel, Lakeview,
and Valley Falls
759 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
SATURDAY...

* Air quality...Poor mixing and light winds will keep stagnant
  conditions in place through at least Saturday morning.
  Pollutants may be trapped near ground level and this will
  result in reduced air quality at times. The Oregon Department
  of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory
  which is in effect until further notice for Douglas,
  Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties.

* Locations include...Valleys in Douglas, Josephine, Jackson,
  Klamath and Lake counties.

* Impacts...Pollutants in smoke may aggravate heart and lung
  disease and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit
  outdoor activities when air quality is reduced. Diminished air
  quality can create respiratory problems, especially for
  sensitive groups. Please follow medical advice if you have a
  heart or lung condition.

* For additional information on the air quality alert...please
  visit the web site at http://www.oregon.gov/deq

* Check the latest air quality information at
  https://oraqi.deq.state.or.us/home/map

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an airmass across the advisory area, pollution will increase.

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