Since fires blew up across Oregon on Labor Day — fanned by dry east winds — they’ve burned hundreds of thousands of acres in just a few days. The fires have run so hot and moved so quickly in such proximity to urban areas that fire fighting efforts had been prioritizing life safety.
Klamath County Weather Today
Areas of smoke before 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Widespread smoke after 9pm. Clear, with a low around 52. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Widespread haze after noon. Widespread smoke, mainly before noon. Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind.
Thank you to the crews and law enforcement have worked long hours to move people out of the way of the out-of-control wildfires.
The latest images and temperature data from NASA’s GOES-17 geostationary satellite bring some hope: Fires at lower elevations across Oregon appeared to be declining in intensity Thursday. State officials said Wednesday they see an opening to more directly fight the fires, thanks to an upcoming change in the weather.
Oregon Current Fire Updates:
Access Interactive Fire Map for Oregon Fires here: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx
NWCC Public Information Blogwww.nwccinfo.blogspot.com
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Note that evacuation notices and advisories are issued at three levels:
- Level 1: Residents and visitors should be ready for a potential evacuation and be aware of the danger
- Level 2: Residents and visitors should be set to evacuate
- Level 3: Residents and visitors should evacuate immediately