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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
227 PM PDT MON SEP 24 2018  
 
ORZ619-620-250930-  
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0029.000000T0000Z-180925T1800Z/  
WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-  
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-  
227 PM PDT MON SEP 24 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR  
GUSTY EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY FOR FIRE WEATHER  
ZONES 619 AND 620...  
 
* IMPACTS: EAST WINDS, POOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH  
FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF NEW  
AND EXISTING FIRES.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA:  
IN SOUTHWEST OREGON...PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER  
ZONES 619 AND 620, PRIMARILY HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE THE VALLEYS,  
AS WELL AS EAST TO WEST ORIENTED DRAINAGES.  
 
* WIND: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. THE STRONGEST  
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GENERALLY OCCUR DURING THE MORNING HOURS.  
 
* HUMIDITY: RECOVERIES 25 TO 35 PERCENT AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS TUESDAY  
MORNING. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 TO 25 PERCENT THIS  
AFTERNOON, AND 8 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:  
IN SOUTHWEST OR...COOS...CURRY...JACKSON...JOSEPHINE.  
 

 
 
CAZ280-ORZ618-250930-  
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0029.000000T0000Z-180925T1800Z/  
WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTHERN OREGON COAST-  
227 PM PDT MON SEP 24 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR  
GUSTY EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY FOR FIRE WEATHER  
ZONES 280 AND 618...  
 
* IMPACTS: EAST WINDS, POOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH  
FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF NEW  
AND EXISTING FIRES.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA:  
- IN WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 280 WEST OF THE SCOTT VALLEY. HIGHER ELEVATIONS  
WILL BE MOST AFFECTED OVERNIGHT INTO THE MORNING HOURS, WHILE  
VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL BE MOSTLY AFFECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING HOURS.  
- PORTIONS OF CURRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OREGON...ALL LOCATIONS  
EXCEPT THE VALLEYS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 618.  
 
* WIND: NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 20 TO 35  
MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GENERALLY OCCUR DURING  
THE MORNING HOURS.  
 
* HUMIDITY: RECOVERIES 20 TO 30 PERCENT AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS  
TUESDAY MORNING. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 10 TO 30 PERCENT  
THIS AFTERNOON, AND 5 TO 25 PERCENT TUESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES  
WILL BE HIGHEST NEARER TO THE COAST IN OREGON, AND LOWEST IN THE  
KLAMATH AND SALMON RIVER VALLEYS.  
 
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:  
IN NORTHERN CA...SISKIYOU.  
IN SOUTHWEST OR...CURRY.  
 

 
 
ORZ617-621>623-250930-  
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.A.0022.180926T0700Z-180926T1700Z/  
UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-  
SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-  
227 PM PDT MON SEP 24 2018  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY  
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...621...622 AND 623...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER  
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS: EAST WINDS, POOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH  
FIRE DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF NEW  
AND EXISTING FIRES.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA:  
IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617...621...622 AND 623,  
INCLUDING THE CASCADES, CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, THE CASCADE  
FOOTHILLS AND THE SISKIYOUS NEAR MT. ASHLAND.  
 
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:  
IN NORTHERN CA...SISKIYOU.  
IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR...KLAMATH.  
IN SOUTHWEST OR...DOUGLAS...JACKSON...JOSEPHINE.  
IN WESTERN OR...LANE.  
 
* WIND: EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 WILL GUSTS TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE.  
 
* HUMIDITY: RECOVERIES 15 TO 25 PERCENT.  
 
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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