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TODAY'S FORECAST - 7/26/2016 

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Abundantly sunny and hot. Areas of morning low clouds in Western Douglas County, Coos County, and portions of Curry County. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s for the valleys, 70s at the Coast, and locally near 80 around Brookings, 80s for the mountains, and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be in the low 60s for the valleys, 50s at the Coast, and in the 50s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.


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WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION - Presented by Pressure Point Roofing

The data and models were not fibbing this time. We are indeed going to see 100 degree temps in Medford for the first time since early June. The data has teased at it before, but this time it really will happen. We will be up near 100 for today and tomorrow in Medford. Thursday will see lower 100s. Like 100 - 103 for highs. Saturday will see BIG cooling kick in though as we drop all the way back to near 90. That cooling continues for Sunday and Monday as highs for Medford drop back to the upper 80s. So this looks just like the kind of heat episodes we typically see here. We get a build up through the 90s. Hit 100 to the low 100s for a day or two, and then see temps drop. And this also means this is not going to be anything like what we have seen the last two summers at all. The patterns that brought that to us have indeed changed. The transition to La Nina is well underway. 

As for something other than the sun in the skies.....we will see low clouds in coastal areas and then inland over Coos and Western Douglas Counties. That was the case yesterday and it is the case again today. We do expect a stronger easterly flow to set up for tomorrow and Thursday and that might limit of prevent low cloud development there. That easterly flow is also going to get some very breezy to gusty winds going in the mountains. This will be something to watch for potential fire weather bulletins as well. The thunderstorm threat for the weekend has been significantly decreased this morning. It looks like IF thunderstorms get going, they will largely be in Lake and Modoc Counties especially over the Warners. Saturday will see the peak of that activity with only a very slight chance now for Sunday. Other than there, the rest of the region looks dry and sunny through at least the next 10 days. 






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Fire danger level in Southern Oregon for all areas west of the Cascades except the Coastal zone.


NO opening burning is allowed. No using tracer ammunition rounds or exploding targets. No campfires outside approved campgrounds. NO fireworks allowed at all in National Forest lands, BLM lands, National Park lands, and rural lands protected by State Forestry. Travel on improved fully gravelled roads only. Smoking allowed only in vehicles on improved roads, or in improved campgrounds. No use of power equipment, mowers, or weed eaters between 10 am and 8 pm. Click on danger level graphic to see full restrictions in place


WILDLAND FIRE INFORMATION - 7/26 - 9:00 AM

OREGON - 

Rattlesnake Fire - burning on the Warm Springs Reservation near Warm Springs in Jefferson County. The fire is burning near the confluence of the Deschutes and Warm Springs rivers. 9,225 acres, 80 percent contained. Cause is under investigation. Fire is burning in grass and sage with some juniper stands. The Warm Springs BIA Fire Agency has command of the fire. Minimal fire behavior yesterday with creeping. Winds died down on the fire Sunday night and then remained low on Monday. This allowed fire crews to make great progress on the fire. They were bolstered in this effort by the arrival of the 4 helicopters that had been working the Scott Canyon Fire. This gave them tremendous air support which they used to great effect. They also did more burnouts and that was the source of the acreage gain yesterday. The fire did manage to jump across the Warm Springs River. But, crews quickly checked it's progress to that side of the river. If the winds do not come up again today, they feel confident they will have this 100 percent contained by 10 pm tonight. Total personnel - 180. 20 man hand crews - 6. Engines - 18, Water Tenders and a bulldozer being used. Helicopters - 6.

Scott Canyon Fire - FINAL REPORT. 33,587 acres, 100 percent contained. Fire crews have successfully completed containment of the fire. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Local resources from the Prineville BLM office and local rural fire districts will continue to patrol and monitor the fire area in the coming days. There are some pockets of unburned fuel inside the containment lines that may burn off....but they pose no hazard. Resources from this fire, including all the assigned helicopters were sent to Warm Springs to assist with the Rattlesnake Fire.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Humboldt, Del Norte, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou Counties -

NO
large fires with significant activity to report at this time.




RAINFALL SUMMARY FOR MEDFORD AS OF 7/26/2016 . Brought you by Ken Ogawa American Family Insurance

Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at Midnight last night: 0.00

For the month of July the rainfall total is 0.45. That is 0.22 inches above average for the month to this point. Normal rainfall in July for Medford is 0.35 inches. We are now 0.10 inches above average for the month of July if no more rain falls.

For the Calendar year: 10.01 inches of rainfall. Normal rainfall in Medford for a calendar year is 18.31 inches. We are 0.32 inches above average for the year. 

For the water year since October 1, 2015: 19.77 inches. That is 2.44 inches above average. 

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IN THE NEWS:

BASS CREATE HEADACHES FOR ODF&W

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife finds itself with quite a quandary at some of our local lakes. At Howard Prairie and Lake of the Woods they would like to plant fingerling rainbows to help repopulate these lakes. However, both lakes are home to large populations of bass. And bass just hammer fingerling rainbows. They are like candy to them.

And there is the quandary.

Bass are classified as gamefish in Oregon. This means they have bag limits size limits, and other types of harvest restrictions. Just like trout. And that creates a big issue for ODF&W. These bass create management issues galore. But, being that they are gamefish they cannot poison them out like they could if they were tui chubs, shiners, or any ot the other kinds of fish that are non gamefish. So they have to just learn to work around the bass. And part of that solution creates a real opportunity for trout anglers!
Oregon Department of Fish and Game has decided that part of the way to address this is to just simply put in bigger rainbows right off the bat. They have been doing this at Howard Prairie and now at Lake of the Woods. Fingerlings are going to be planted in these lakes. But, they will be planted much later in the year. The hope is that the water temp of the lake will be cold enough to have the bass inactive. Cold water does to bass what warm water does to trout. It makes them lethargic and slows their metabolism way down. So, if you put in fingerlings when the water temps are in the 30s and 40s, chances increase for those little rainbows to survive.
But, another method is also being employed. And this one has trout anglers grinning ear to ear. ODF&W is also putting bigger rainbows in more frequently. These are rainbows over 14 inches in size. Many of them will also be those highly prized 18 inchers or bigger going well over a pound. Those fish are more than big enough to hold their own against the bass. The end result is a much better chance for trout anglers to go home happy with a stringer of bragging size rainbows. That has been the case at both Howard Prairie and Lake of the Woods this year. And since both lakes are also open year round for trout fishing, it looks like anglers will have more opportunities to enjoy the enhanced opportunities at both lakes.
Of course one other thing anglers could do at both lakes is this.....catch bass and take them home for dinner. Bass are good eating. Smallmouth bass especially so. If the bass are biting be sure to help out the trout populations by taking your limits of bass. And, that also helps the bass too by helping keep numbers in check. Hyatt Lake is overwhelmed with small largemouth bass running 4 - 8 inches. This has created a huge issue there. ODF&W is taking bass out of Hyatt to be used to populate other bodies of water. BUT! One major issue is that Bucket Biologists are way ahead of ODF&W. A bucket biologist is somebody who takes fish alive and dumps them illegally into a body of water where they may not be native. Bass are very hardy and survive easily being transported in buckets. This method and then natural spread through irrigation canal systems has seen largemouth bass become widely populated in bodies of water throughout Oregon. The same thing has happened with smallmouth bass. Smallmouths are spreading like wildfire across Oregon. And now you can add spotted bass to the list. Spots are smaller variants of largemouth bass. To the untrained eye, many would call them largemouths. But, they are indeed a separate species. And now spots are established in Lost Creek Reservoir. Somebody likely transported them in from Lake Shasta where spots have been for decades. Our local BASS clubs are very worried about the arrival of the spotted bass at Lost Creek. But, once again....bass are not trash fish and there is just now way to get rid of them now. So, they are just going to have to let this one ride out and see what happens.


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ABOUT ROGUEWEATHER.COM

RogueWeather.com is based in Medford, Oregon. The founder, Greg Roberts is the forecaster. Greg has nearly 30 years of weather forecasting experience, specializing in severe weather events. Greg has received training from a variety of sources, including the University of Oklahoma. 

Greg volunteers as a Skywarn weather observer for the National Weather Service. This has lead to many hours out in the field storm chasing and getting up close with the storms he loves. 

Greg also served as a wildland and municipal fire fighter and EMT. While a fire fighter he earned many certifications including Engine Company Officer and Incident Commander for wildland fires. His weather knowledge was useful on wildland fires he worked in Oregon and Northern California. Greg still consults with various fire departments, and also for private wildland fire fighting companies on fire related matters.


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