Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lightning Expected Today in SW Oregon

A Red Flag Warning has been posted by the National Weather Service for "abundant lightning" in the southern end of the Siskiyou Mtns, the southern end of the Cascade Range and the Rogue River Valley in Jackson County. The warning is in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. today.

Six lightning strikes were recorded in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument late Monday afternoon, but no smoke has been sighted in that region. A reconnaissance flight will scout the area this morning.