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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 11:15 AM PDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM PDT
Thursday for wind and low humidity for fire weather zones 213,
215, 216, 217, 263, 264, 266, and 279...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM PDT
Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 213, 215, extreme northern and
western portion of zone 216, extreme western portion of zone
217, zone 263, 264, 266, and 279.

* Wind... north wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 35 mph.

* Humidity... overnight humidity recoveries as low as 30 to 40
percent, locally in the 20s. Daytime minimum humidities below 15
percent, locally in the single digits.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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