CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER INFORMATION FOR LATE THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD PLEASE READ THE FULL POST:
“A Red Flag warning is in effect for Josephine and NW Siskiyou counties Thursday. Portions of Douglas, eastern and northern Jackson and western Klamath counties Thursday night through Saturday morning. In addition to the restrictions on use of power tools, parking on dry grass, etc., if planning on camping in the mountains follow the following. Research fire restrictions on campfires, generators, and firewood cutting ahead of time. If you are allowed to have a campfire, never leave it unattended, even for a moment. Dry windy conditions will last overnight. Be certain your fire is completely out and cold to the touch when you leave or go to bed!”
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY AND STRONG GUSTY WIND AND LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 623…
* AFFECTED AREA: For the Red Flag Warning Thursday night into Saturday morning, nearly the whole zone, but especially the ridges.
* WINDS: East 7 to 14 with gusts to 25 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 6 to 14 percent in the daytime. Night time recoveries 20 to 25 percent.
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY AND STRONG GUSTY WIND AND LOW RH…
Gusty winds combined with low humidities will bring critical conditions to the Illinois Valley and lower Klamath Valley Thursday. Low humidities and gusty east winds will also occur over and near the Cascades Thursday night through Friday night. A Haines of 6 over the Rum Creek fire will create Red Flag conditions there Friday.
* IMPACTS: Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
* AFFECTED AREA: The Southern Oregon Cascade and Siskiyou Crests and associated foothills, along with the Umpqua Divide. This does include the Windigo fire. Eastern and northern portions of fire weather zones 616, and 622, eastern portion of 621, with most of fire weather zone 623, and all of fire weather zone 617. Much of the Illinois Valley and surrounding hills, including the Rum Creek Fire Thursday. The Friday Red Flag only includes the Rum Creek Fire.
* WIND: East 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
* HUMIDITY: Daytime Humidities 8 to 14 percent. Night time recoveries 19 to 24 percent.
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280…
The National Weather Service in Medford has cancelled the Red Flag Warning for this evening for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms on dry fuels.
* AFFECTED AREA…For the Red Flag Warning on Thursday, the Klamath River valley and surrounding areas from Seiad Valley to south of Happy Camp.
* WIND: Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
* HUMIDITY: 6 to 13 percent.
* DETAILED URL: View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr
Avoid tossing burning cigarettes on the ground, parking hot vehicles on dry vegetation, and using equipment that can cause sparks. Follow all fire restrictions. Find links to restrictions at weather.gov/medford/wildfire. One less spark, one less wildfire.
Gather your fire evacuation kit now. Collect essentials you don`t want to lose and prioritize your checklist. Visit ready.gov/kit for more information.
Familiarize yourself with your evacuation plan. Where will you go? How will you get there? Who will you call to let others know your are safe? Visit ready.gov/wildfires for more information.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. These conditions promote rapid spread of fire which may become life threatening. Evacuate if ordered to, or if a fire threatens