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Freeze Warning

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees expected.

* WHERE...The valleys of western, central, and south central Siskiyou County, including Yreka, Weed, Mount Shasta City, McCloud, Etna, Klamath River, Seiad Valley, and Happy Camp.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM PDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill unprotected crops and sensitive vegetation, and may damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.


Freeze Warning

Areas Affected: Northern Trinity; Southern Trinity

NWS Eureka (Northwest California Coast)

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees expected.

* WHERE...Hayfork, Douglas City, Hyampom and other cold valley locations.

* WHEN...From 3 AM to 8 AM PDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Most locations will see temperatures from 33 to 37 degrees and frost will be possible early Thursday morning. A few places, such as Hayfork and Douglas City, will likely have early morning lows around 30 degrees. Frost and freezing temperatures are expected again early Friday morning. Widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected Monday morning.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Western Klamath National Forest

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...East Winds could cause decreasing humidities and recoveriess... .East winds across the Kalmiopsis and Marble Mountains will continue to dry conditions out this week. A more pronounced east wind event on Thursday may bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of western Siskyiou County, including to the Red Salmon and Slater Fires. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 621... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday morning.

* Impacts: East winds, poor relative humidity recovery, and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: Mid to upper slopes and ridges of western Siskiyou County, including fire weather zone 280 in California and portions of fire weather zone 621 in Oregon. This includes both the Slater and Red Salmon fires.

* Wind: Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 18 percent. Moderate to locally poor recoveries are expected Thursday night.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. &&


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