Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Klondike Fire added about 861 acres of growth yesterday for a total of 135,556 acres. Cool moist air with slight chance of scattered showers expected again today. Fuels will continue to smolder in the interior portions of the fire footprint. If conditions allow there may be some firing operations on the North side of the fire to improve containment.
Winds today will be from the southwest in the morning shifting to the west in the late afternoon. Smoke may increase in the afternoon as fuels dry out for a short period. Coastal communities should stay clear. Agness will likely experience degraded air quality in the early afternoon. Illinois Valley communities will likely see moderate conditions most of the day with some heavier smoke in the late afternoon. Rogue River Valley communities, Medford, and Ashland will likely see more smoke today than yesterday.
Conditions tomorrow should be similar to today.