Kern County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:05 PM PST Dec. 15, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect until 7 PM PST Saturday for very
low humidity for fire weather zones 295, 296, and 297...

* affected area... fire weather zones 295, 296 and 297. This
includes Sierra National Forest, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National
Park, Sequoia National Forest and the Kern County mountains.

* Wind... northeast to east 5-12 mph tonight, becoming north to
northeast 10-20 mph over the Sierra Nevada by Saturday
afternoon. Locally higher gusts are possible.

* Humidity... less than 10 percent at many locations. Humidity will
remain low through Saturday evening, especially across Kern
County. In the Sierra, humidity will increase slightly tonight
and early Saturday, then decrease again Saturday afternoon.

* 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.