Statement as of 2:34 PM PDT on August 20, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 21, 2017
234 PM PDT sun Aug 20 2017
... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...
Oregon department of environmental quality continues the air quality
alert... in effect until further notice.
Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions
will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy
Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems.Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is
smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
For additional information... please visit the web site at
Statement as of 4:18 AM PDT on August 21, 2017
Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 23, 2017
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire
weather zones 280... 281... 282... 284... 285... 617... 621... 622...
623... 624 and 625...
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
* Impacts: lightning with pre-existing dry fuels is likely result
in many new fire starts that could pose a threat to life and
property. Gusty thunderstorm outflow winds could also enhance
fire spread. While significant rainfall is expected to occur in
some areas, other areas are likely to receive lightning with
little or no rainfall. Initial attack resources could be
overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.
* Affected area: fire weather zones 281... 622... 624... 285...
282... 284... 621... 625... 623... 617 and 280
* counties included: Southwest Jackson, far eastern Douglas,
Klamath, Lake, Siskiyou and Modoc.
* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms beginning over northern
California in the early afternoon and further developing over
the southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyous and across south-
central Oregon through the late afternoon and evening.
* Outflow winds... gusty and erratic storm outflows.
* View the hazard area in detail at
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.