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Smoke Fcst thru Sat
Air quality across the region will continue to be affected by wildfire smoke this evening through Saturday. In addition to the ongoing wildfires west of the Cascades and in California, the new large fires known as Watson Creek in Lake County southwest of Summer Lake and the Stone Fire in Modoc County west of Canby will continue to produce smoke through the weekend. This image is from the experimental HRRR Smoke Model and depicts a forecast of near surface smoke concentration at 6 PM PDT today/Friday evening. Generally speaking, northeast winds will blow smoke southwestward during the late night and morning, and northwest winds will push it southeastward in the afternoon and evening hours through Saturday. This means that the best air quality will continue to be along the coast north of Brookings as well as north of Grants Pass into Douglas County. Better air quality than has been generally observed in the last couple of days, mostly in the moderate range or better, is expected in the Rogue Valley. Conditions in northern California and across the east side will generally be unhealthy, though changes in wind direction may result in periods of better air quality north of Chiloquin and Summer Lake in Klamath and Lake counties. For the latest air quality information please see the DEQ AQI page at:

Data Courtesy of Medford Weather Forecast Office

San Juan, PR Lake Charles, LA Pueblo, CO Corpus Christi, TX St. Louis, MO Reno, NV Raleigh, NC  Newport/Morehead City, NC Dodge City, KS Houston/Galveston, TX San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA Louisville, KY Fort Worth, TX Pittsburgh, PA Austin/San Antonio, TX Sacramento, CA Jackson, MS Phoenix, AZ Northern Indiana, IN Flagstaff, AZ Tallahassee, FL Springfield, MO Riverton, WY Blacksburg, VA Sioux Falls, SD El Paso Area, NM Columbia, SC Wilmington, NC Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Eureka, CA Midland/Odessa, TX Tucson, AZ Goodland, KS Huntsville, AL Amarillo, TX Norman, OK Lubbock, TX Marquette, MI Little Rock, AR Pendleton, OR Missoula, MT Binghamton, NY Boston, MA Green Bay, WI Billings, MT Baltimore/Washington San Diego, CA Tampa Bay, FL Morristown, TN Twin Cities, MN Brownsville, TX Portland, OR Des Moines, IA Memphis, TN Pocatello, ID San Angelo, TX Jacksonville, FL Aberdeen, SD Quad Cities, IA/IL Charleston, SC New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA Peachtree City, GA Shreveport, LA Grand Rapids, MI Medford, OR Albany, NY Wichita, KS Gray/Portland, ME Spokane, WA Boise, ID Denver/Boulder, CO Great Falls, MT Caribou, ME Key West, FL Miami-South Florida, FL New York City/Upton, NY Melbourne, FL Hastings, NE Paducah, KY Glasgow, MT Bismarck, ND Charleston WV Omaha/Valley, NE Buffalo, NY Jackson, KY Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO Gaylord, MI Cheyenne, WY Grand Forks, ND Detroit/Pontiac, MI Central Illinois, IL Burlington, VT Salt Lake City, UT Topeka, KS Nashville, TN Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI Albuquerque, NM Las Vegas, NV Wakefield, VA La Crosse, WI Birmingham, AL Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA Chicago, IL Seattle, WA Rapid City, SD Indianapolis, IN Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA Mobile/Pensacola State College, PA Cleveland, OH Elko, NV Wilmington, OH Grand Junction, CO North Platte, NE Tulsa, OK San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA Duluth, MN