Klamath County, Oregon
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Air Quality Alert
ORZ022>029-200000-
Curry County Coast-Central Douglas County-
Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Eastern Douglas County Foothills-Jackson County-
South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-Klamath Basin-
Including the cities of Brookings, Harbor, Gold Beach, Drain,
Elkton, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Green, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville,
Glendale, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Steamboat, Toketee Falls,
Medford, Ashland, Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Diamond Lake,
Union Creek, Howard Prairie, Siskiyou Summit, Altamont,
and Klamath Falls
927 AM PDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an 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
levels.

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
condition.

For additional information...please visit the web site at
http://www.oregon.gov/deq

$$

Fire Weather Warning
ORZ610-611-639>641-190500-
/O.CON.KPDT.FW.W.0019.000000T0000Z-170819T0500Z/
East Slopes of Central Oregon Cascades-Deschutes National Forest -
minus Sisters Ranger District-
East Slopes of the Northern Oregon Cascades-
Central Mountains of Oregon-Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-
317 PM PDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
610, 611, 639, 640, AND 641...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Oregon...Fire weather zone 610...611...and
639 covering the east slopes of the Oregon Cascades and the
Eastern Columbia River Gorge. Oregon Fire Zone 640 covering
the Prineville District and the Crooked River Grasslands.
Oregon Fire Zones 641 west of Umatilla and Lexington covering
the North Pole Fire.

* TIMING...The air mass will remain dry and marginally unstable
through the evening hours. Gusty winds and low humidity will occur
between 3 PM to 8 PM.

* HAINES...Moderate category of 5.

* HUMIDITY...The afternoon relative humidity will range from 8
to 20 percent with the lowest humidity south of Prineville and
Madras.

* WINDS...In the Eastern Columbia River Gorge...west winds 15 to
25 mph gusting to 35 mph. Elsewhere...west to northwest winds 10
to 20 mph gusting to 25-30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Extreme fire behavior can be expected with new or
ongoing fires. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Travelers
heading to north central and central Oregon for the solar
eclipse should be extremely careful and avoid parking in dry
grass with a hot exhaust.

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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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