Today is back to school day for so many of our local students. Please be extra careful around schools and in neighborhoods that kids will be passing through to get to school. Be watching out for school buses on the roads. Be sure to slow down and be ready to stop when those lights start flashing yellow. Police will be out in force in school zones and following along with buses so expect enhanced enforcement from them in school zones and with buses.
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Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke especially for Northern California and east of the Cascades. Expect breezy to windy conditions this afternoon for the Cascades and Siskiyou County in Northern California. This could result in increased activity for the 790 Fire in the Cascades, and for the fires in Siskiyou County. Highs will be near 90 for the valleys, with 80s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be in the mid 50s for the valleys and in the 40s to the low 50s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TODAY THROUGH 8 PM WEDNESDAY FOR THE CASCADES OF SOUTHERN OREGON AND THE MOUNTAINS OF SISKIYOU COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS INCLUDES THE 790 FIRE IN THE CASCADES AND THE HAPPY CAMP AND JULY COMPLEXES.
The National Weather Service Office in Medford, Oregon has issued a fire weather watch due to the possibility of gusty winds to 20 miles an hour and low humidity levels with poor overnight recoveries. For the established fires, these conditions could fuel rapid increases in fire behavior. Plume dominated behavior is possible, especially on the Frying Pan Faulkstein Fire in the Happy Camp Complex, and the Man Fire in the July Complex.
Expect the conditions to persist through Wednesday night.
This bulletin is for advisory purposes. There is a high likelihood that it will be replaced with a Red Flag Warning if the expected conditions do develop.
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
So far the data is showing us that September is looking like it will be a continuation of what we have seen for July and August. Hot and dry is the going trend in the forecasts through the weekend. Today is looking to be a bit cooler than yesterday was and Wednesday will be cooler still. This is in response to the passage of a weak trough through the area. Besides lowering temperatures, this trough is going to create some windy conditions at the Coast, and then inland over the higher terrain. Those winds will be hitting both the 790 Fire and the fires in Siskiyou County this afternoon through Wednesday. We could be seeing the fires increase in activity as result. Seeing the big pyrocumulus clouds off the fires, especially the Happy Camp Complex Fires and the Man Fire in the July Complex would not be a surprise at all. A fire weather watch is up for those areas for this afternoon through Wednesday night for gusty winds and low humidity levels. I would expect that will be changed to a Red Flag Warning if those winds happen.
The trough will pass to the east on Thursday, and it looks like it will trigger an offshore wind flow over at the Coast. Thursday and Friday are expected to be downright hot there. In similar situations in the past, Brookings has hit 100. Not sure if they will hit that this time, but 90 plus looks like a very safe bet for Thursday there. And this looks to be one of those times where the entire Coast sees warm to hot temperatures. This will not be just a localized event to the Brookings area as is so often the case. It will be hotter there, but readings in the 80s to near 90 can be expected all up and down the Coast of Oregon. Fire danger will increase for the Coastal Areas and the Western Slopes of the Coast Range with these conditions. The heat begins to diminish on Friday and by Sunday temps will be back to where they normally are in the 60s.
For areas inland, we also see the return of heat on Thursday. Medford looks to hit 96 on Thursday, and then we go higher in to the upper 90s for Friday and Saturday. Temps drop to the low to mid 90s for Sunday. After that we are still waiting to see what the next incoming trough will do that is expected to arrive in the Northwest for early next week. This is the one that might even bring us a look at some rain early next week. It will be cooling us down. But, for how long? The data is looking more like this is going to be brief respite from the heat because the models are already pointing to us returning hot weather and highs in the 90s by the end of next week.
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has made a major change to the season and limits for Mourning Doves. Years of study and tracking have shown that not only is Oregon's populations of doves very stable...it is increasing. With that data in hand, Oregon's Mourning Dove season will begin as it traditionally does on Monday September 1st, but it will now run through October 30th adding a month to the season. Bag limits increase to 15 daily, and 45 in possession. The harvest patterns are not likely to change. The biggest majority of doves taken are shot on opening day of the season. That is expected to remain the same. But, by extending the season it is thought that it will result in more opportunities for hunters and more doves harvested. The population can stand it. The studies also revealed that the Eurasian Collared Dove is expanding rapidly in numbers west of the Cascades as well. The Eurasian Collared Dove is bigger than the Mourning Dove. It is found in similar areas. As an invasive species officially, there is no season or bag limits on these doves. You are allowed to hunt them every day of the year. You only need a valid hunting license.
Mt. Ashland has seen many changes in the past few months. Kim Clark was let go as general manager, (He has since been hired by the Bluewood Ski Area in Washington State), and a new Executive Director / Manager of Operations has been hired in the person of Hiram Towie previously of Sunday River, Maine.
But, it was a decision by the board of the Mt. Ashland Association that really got skiers and riders cheering when it was announced that after years, the Student Season Pass for those attending Southern Oregon University is coming back. The Student Pass will be $299, and will be available September 1st. The move to restore it will only generate good will for the mountain. I join those applauding the decision to bring this pass back because it never should have gone away in the first place. Well done MAA Board.
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