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WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
Have no real changes to the forecasts short or long term to this point. We do have a weak system coming through today. This is going to be a producer of widespread cloudiness for sure. The rain that does come with this is going to be mostly at the Coast, from Douglas County north, and in the Cascades. We might see some very light showers....sprinkles really for the Rogue Valley, but that is it. Northern California will see the clouds and that is it. Not expecting any rain to make it south of the border. This weekend will be very nice after all with sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 70s for the valleys, and 60s for areas east of the Cascades.
Our next rain maker arrives for Monday, and it looks like it will be exactly what we saw last Tuesday in almost all respects. Expect similar rains to what was seen Tuesday, and expect snow levels to drop to 5000 feet or so for Monday night to Tuesday morning. There will be accumulating snow as well again. Winds however on this system do not look to be as strong as what was seen Tuesday. Still going to be breezy though with stronger gusts at times. Once we get that storm cleared out, we will be seeing showers and unsettled conditions. The data is now wanting to take the next storm in line to the north of us for Wednesday into Thursday next week.
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ODF MEDIA RELEASE 10/15/14
FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
Fire season has ended on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in southwest Oregon. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Fire season started June 2 and lasted 136 days.
The termination of fire season removes fire prevention regulations on equipment use and the use of fire for debris burning. This applies to the public and to industrial operations on forestlands. However, many structural fire protection districts require permits for debris burning, and both Jackson and Josephine counties have telephone numbers to call to find out whether air quality conditions allow burning. The numbers to call are:
• Josephine County: (541) 476-9663
• Jackson County: (541) 776-7007
More than 280 fires burned 9,559 acres on forestlands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. There are 1.8 million acres of forestland within the district’s protection boundary in Jackson and Josephine counties.
The largest blaze on the district was the Oregon Gulch Fire, which burned 35,129 acres of forestland in Jackson and Klamath counties, and Northern California. The Jackson County portion of the fire burned 8,306 acres, approximately 14 miles southeast of Ashland. The Oregon Gulch Fire was reported July 30 and was one fire in a complex of 23 other lightning-caused fires scattered around Jackson County.
Lightning started 98 fires on the district and burned 9,071 acres. The thunderstorms hit July 11, July 22, July 29-30, August 11 and August 18.The Salt Creek Fire, which also started July 30, burned 155 acres of forestland approximately 8 miles west of Shady Cove.
The earliest fire on the district this year was the 143-acre Alder Creek Fire, which started January 23 during a period of unusual dryness and strong east winds. A fire that had been set to burn slash escaped control and started the Alder Creek Fire.
The 2014 fire season was similar to the summer of 2013, during which 348 fires burned 43,078 acres on lands protected by the Southwest Oregon District. Lightning-caused fires that year burned more than 42,000 acres.
For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season regulations, contact the unit office in your area:
• Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. Phone: (541) 664-3328
• Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass. Phone: (541) 474-3152
Southwest Oregon District fire precaution level information is also posted online at www.swofire.com.
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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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