...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening for the combination of gusty winds and low relative humidities for fire zone 620...
The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a red flag warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening.
* Affected area: the Illinois Valley and portions of the Applegate valley in fire weather zone 620.
* Wind: north 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph this afternoon and early this evening.
* Minimum relative humidity: 12 to 16 percent.
* Impacts: the combination of dry fuels...gusty winds and low humidities will create the potential for rapid fire growth.
* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5
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 will create explosive fire growth potential.