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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)


* 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.

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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.

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