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Smoke and weather forecast for Friday and the weekend

  1.  Current satellite picture shows smoke smeared throughout SW Oregon, especially affecting the Rogue Valley.
  2.  Upper level trough will move toward the state today and initiate a modest marine push. This will push smoke more eastward and should give some relief to Grants Pass but not much to Medford and Ashland.
  3.  The marine push may push smoke into Klamath Falls this evening.
  4.  The weather pattern changes little over the weekend into early next week. Wind flow will be mostly NW’erly during the afternoon, turning northerly overnight. This will provide little relief for the Medford/Ashland area but allow for some afternoon clearing in Grants Pass. Klamath Falls and possibly Lakeview could see late afternoon to evening intrusions of smoke with reduced smoke during the morning to early afternoon hours.
  5.  Overall weather pattern with remain very warm and dry with thunderstorms unlikely.

Source: Nick Yonker, Smoke Management Program Manager, Oregon Department of Forestry