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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Central Douglas County; Eastern Curry County and Josephine County; Jackson County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon temperatures up to 106 possible. Overnight low temperatures will be in the upper 60s to lowER 70s.

* WHERE...Most of the West Side valleys in Oregon including the Umpqua, Camas, Rogue, Applegate, and Illinois. This includes Roseburg, Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland.

* WHEN...From 11 AM Thursday to 11 PM PDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

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

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley; Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley; Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt Shasta

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 281, 284, AND 285 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA, most of Fire Zone 281 north of Grenada and west of Gazelle; the northern half of Fire Zone 284 north of Tennant, and most of Fire Zone 285. In South Central OR the southwestern half of Fire Zone 625. This includes the Bootleg Fire.

* Wind: Northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except gusty, shifting winds are likely near thunderstorms.

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


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 100 and 110. Overnight low temperatures will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

* WHERE...Valleys of western Siskiyou County including the Scott, Seiad, Shasta, and upper Sacramento Valleys.

* WHEN...From 11 AM Thursday to 11 PM PDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

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

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Deschutes National Forest - minus Sisters Ranger District; East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Pendleton (Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington)

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE IN CENTRAL OREGON TODAY... .Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will impact Central Oregon this afternoon and evening. The influx of monsoon moisture may make for locally wet storms, but abundant lighting combined with dry fuels may still trigger new fire starts in the area. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610 AND OR611... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610 AND OR611...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 610 East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades and 611 Deschutes National Forest -minus Sisters Ranger District.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Isolated to scattered storms will be possible with a LAL 3. Isolated dry thunderstorms will also be possible.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty outflow winds are possible in and near thunderstorms.

* IMPACTS...The potential for abundant lightning combined with very dry fuels may lead to increased fire starts. Breezy winds may lead to fire spread of any new or existing fires.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Deschutes National Forest - minus Sisters Ranger District; East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Pendleton (Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington)

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE IN CENTRAL OREGON TODAY... .Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will impact Central Oregon this afternoon and evening. The influx of monsoon moisture may make for locally wet storms, but abundant lighting combined with dry fuels may still trigger new fire starts in the area. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610 AND OR611... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR610 AND OR611...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 610 East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades and 611 Deschutes National Forest -minus Sisters Ranger District.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Isolated to scattered storms will be possible with a LAL 3. Isolated dry thunderstorms will also be possible.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty outflow winds are possible in and near thunderstorms.

* IMPACTS...The potential for abundant lightning combined with very dry fuels may lead to increased fire starts. Breezy winds may lead to fire spread of any new or existing fires.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Rogue Valley; Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest; Siskiyou Mountains; Southern Oregon Cascades; Umpqua National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: For the Warning in Oregon on Thursday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, western portions of Fire Zone 624, the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and 617, and most of the Douglas County Foothills in Fire Zone 617. This includes the Jack Fire, but not the Bootleg Fire. For the Watch in Oregon on Friday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, all of the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and Klamath and western Lake County Fire Zone 624, including the Bootleg Fire. It also covers the Douglas County Foothills, including the Jack Fire, in Fire Zone 617. In Northern CA for the Warning on Thursday and the Watch on Friday...Almost all of Fire Weather Zone 280 in western Siskiyou County.

* Wind: Southwest to west 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except stronger, shifting winds are likely in and near thunderstorms.

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


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Eastern Rogue Valley; Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest; Siskiyou Mountains; Southern Oregon Cascades; Umpqua National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: For the Warning in Oregon on Thursday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, western portions of Fire Zone 624, the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and 617, and most of the Douglas County Foothills in Fire Zone 617. This includes the Jack Fire, but not the Bootleg Fire. For the Watch in Oregon on Friday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, all of the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and Klamath and western Lake County Fire Zone 624, including the Bootleg Fire. It also covers the Douglas County Foothills, including the Jack Fire, in Fire Zone 617. In Northern CA for the Warning on Thursday and the Watch on Friday...Almost all of Fire Weather Zone 280 in western Siskiyou County.

* Wind: Southwest to west 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except stronger, shifting winds are likely in and near thunderstorms.

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


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Hoopa; Lower Middle Klamath; North Coast; Trinity; Upper Smith; Van Duzen, Mad River; W Mendocino NF, E Mendocino Unit

NWS Eureka (Northwest California Coast)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 201.Fire weather zone 203.Fire weather zone 204.Fire weather zone 211.Fire weather zone 212.Fire weather zone 277.Fire weather zone 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms will be possible. Storms will produce very little precipitation, which will increase the threat for fire starts.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Erratic thunderstorm winds gusting to 50 mph will be possible.

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

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 281, 284, AND 285 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: In Northern CA, most of Fire Zone 281 north of Grenada and west of Gazelle; the northern half of Fire Zone 284 north of Tennant, and most of Fire Zone 285. In South Central OR the southwestern half of Fire Zone 625. This includes the Bootleg Fire.

* Wind: Northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except gusty, shifting winds are likely near thunderstorms.

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


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: For the Warning in Oregon on Thursday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, western portions of Fire Zone 624, the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and 617, and most of the Douglas County Foothills in Fire Zone 617. This includes the Jack Fire, but not the Bootleg Fire. For the Watch in Oregon on Friday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, all of the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and Klamath and western Lake County Fire Zone 624, including the Bootleg Fire. It also covers the Douglas County Foothills, including the Jack Fire, in Fire Zone 617. In Northern CA for the Warning on Thursday and the Watch on Friday...Almost all of Fire Weather Zone 280 in western Siskiyou County.

* Wind: Southwest to west 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except stronger, shifting winds are likely in and near thunderstorms.

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


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Scattered thunderstorms expected Thursday afternoon and evening and, possibly, Friday afternoon and evening... .Hot weather today through Friday will dry out the areas that received rainfall recently. Southerly flow will continue to bring moisture into the area. The heat and moisture will combine to support scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening over Western Siskiyou County, the Siskiyous, the Cascades, the Douglas County foothills, northern Klamath County, and far northwestern Lake County. With critically dry fuels in these areas, numerous fire starts are likely. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 617, 621, 622, 623, AND 624 IN OREGON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...

* Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

* Affected area: For the Warning in Oregon on Thursday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, western portions of Fire Zone 624, the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and 617, and most of the Douglas County Foothills in Fire Zone 617. This includes the Jack Fire, but not the Bootleg Fire. For the Watch in Oregon on Friday, most of Fire Weather Zone 621 in the Siskiyou Mountains, portions of southeastern Fire Weather Zone 622 in Jackson County, including the Siskiyou and Cascade foothills, all of the southern Oregon Cascades of Fire Zone 623 and Klamath and western Lake County Fire Zone 624, including the Bootleg Fire. It also covers the Douglas County Foothills, including the Jack Fire, in Fire Zone 617. In Northern CA for the Warning on Thursday and the Watch on Friday...Almost all of Fire Weather Zone 280 in western Siskiyou County.

* Wind: Southwest to west 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except stronger, shifting winds are likely in and near thunderstorms.

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