Air stagnation advisory brings wood stove restrictions
Wood stove burning restrictions will go into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday in response to an air stagnation advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
Jackson County air quality officials are declaring yellow status for wood stove burning.
Burning in certified stoves is allowed if there is no visible smoke. No burning is allowed with non-certified stoves.
The yellow restrictions are likely to remain in effect through the weekend, Jackson County officials said.
Airborne particulate levels may approach unhealthy levels due to air stagnation.
Wood burning restrictions are based on data from an instrument that measures airborne particulate levels, combined with National Weather Service forecasts about air ventilation.
Call 541-776-9000 or visit www.jacksoncounty.org for the daily wood stove advisory. Information is updated every morning.
Although the National Weather Service has issued an air stagnation advisory, other weather conditions this weekend will be good for residents weary of recent rain.
The forecast calls for patchy, freezing fog that will burn off and reveal sunny skies on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday will bring mostly cloudy conditions with a chance of rain at night. A chance of rain will continue through at least Wednesday, according to the Medford area forecast.