Today 9/18 -
Air Quality Alert in effect for all Counties in Oregon through Noon today. Flash Flood Watch for the Central Oregon Cascades, and the Cascades in Douglas County. Flash flooding and debris flows are most likley in and near the Holiday Farm, Archie Creek, and Thielsen Fire areas. Click here for more information.
A mix of sun and clouds for all areas with a chance for showers and possible thunderstorms. Storms that form could produce frequent lightning, downpours, and gusty winds. There will be areas of smoke and haze impacting all areas. The amounts of smoke will be reducing through the day and becoming more confined to fire areas and then downwind of fires directly. Highs will be near 70 to the mid 70s for the inland valleys west of the Cascades, near 60 to the mid 60s for the coastal areas, near 50 to the mid 60s for the mountains, and near 60 to the low 70s east of the Cascades.
A chance for showers and possible thunderstorms in all areas. Storms are most likley before Midnight. Storms that form could produce frequent lightning, downpours, and gusty winds. There will be areas of smoke and haze impacting all areas. The heavier smoke will be confined to fire areas and then downwind of fires directly. Lows will be in the mid 50s to the low 60s for the valleys west of the Cascades, upper 50s to the mid 60s for the coastal areas, and mid 30s to the upper 50s for the mountains, and east of the Cascades.
UV INDEX FORECASTS FOR TODAY 9/18 -
The UV or Ultra Violet forecasts are going to be posted each day. UV levels are important for many reasons. UV levels can be a great benefit to us for overall health. Very important right now. But, you also need to know when exposure to the sun is likely to result in situations like sunburn, or heat related illness. If you see us in the red or purple colors, that is when you need to be thinking of minimizing exposure to the sun to avoid what can happen.
The UV Index for today is going to be low for all areas. Use of sunscreen is not required today due to very low reisk of sunburn.