Jackson County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:25 AM PDT on July 25, 2014

...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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.