Weather Alerts for Eastern Curry County and Josephine County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Fire Weather Watch  FIRE WEATHER WATCH   Fire Weather Watch
EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Western Rogue Basin including the Illinois Valley - Western Siskiyou National Forest
Effective: Sun 11:00 pm Updated: Sun 4:58 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue 11:00 am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH POOR RECOVERIES POSSIBLE SUNDAY
NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS AND DOWN WIND OF THE COASTAL
MOUNTAINS...
.Strong high pressure building in over the northeastern Pacific
Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest will combine with low
pressure developing over California to result in increasing
easterly winds across and down wind of the coastal mountain ranges
Sunday night through at least Tuesday morning. These winds will be
accompanied by poor relative humidity recoveries as well as very
low daytime relative humidities.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY FOR
PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 619 AND 620...
* Impacts: Moderate to strong and gusty easterly winds will
combine with poor relative humidity recoveries overnight and very
low daytime relative humidities to result in very high to
extreme fire danger. Any new or existing uncontained fires could
grow rapidly.
* Affected area:
- In Southwest Oregon...Portions of Fire Weather Zones 619 and
620, primarily higher elevations above the valleys, as well as
east to west oriented drainages.
* Wind: Northeast through east winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 25 to
40 mph. The strongest winds are expected to generally occur
during the morning hours.
* Humidity: Recoveries 25 to 35 percent at higher elevations Monday
and Tuesday mornings. Minimum relative humidities of 15 to 25
percent Monday afternoon, and 8 to 15 percent Tuesday.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen to later forecasts for a possible
upgrade to a Red Flag Warning.