NWS Has issued the following alerts for the Klamath Basin:
Red Flag Warning - 8/10/18 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fire Weather Watch - 8/11/18 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Air Quality Alert - Ongoing
Strong and gusty southwest wind with very low humidity this afternoon and evening and again Saturday afternoon and evening
Haines 6 expected over the McCoy Fire in Oregon Fire Zone 624
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624 AND ALL FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625 AND FOR HAINES 6 AT THE MCCOY FIRE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR EASTERN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624 AND SOUTHERN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 625
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.
Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires. Very dry and unstable conditions will support significant fire growth. Plume domination is possible with locally-generated erratic and gusty winds. Spotting could be problematic.
Affected area in Warning:
All of Oregon Fire Weather Zone 625 and the eastern half of Fire Weather Zone 624. The Haines 6 Red Flag Warning is for the McCoy Fire.
Affected area in Watch:
Southern Fire Weather Zone 625 and southeastern Fire Weather Zone 624.
Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Humidity: As low as 10 percent.
Haines Index Friday: 6
Which means there is an increased chance for uncontrolled fires to become plume dominated.
Strong winds and low relative humidities will cause fires to spread very rapidly.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Fire weather watch alert announced by the National Weather Service
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