Southwestern Mendocino Interior Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:41 AM PDT Oct. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 am PDT this

* affected area... most areas in northwest California above 1500
feet... and a few interior valleys and areas along the del
norte coast.

* Wind... 15 to 25 mph sustained with gusts to 35 to 45 mph on
exposed ridgelines.

* Humidity... afternoon minimums: 10 to 15 percent. Overnight
recoveries of only 15 to 25 percent in higher elevations,
with better but highly variable recoveries along valley

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly,
especially in areas with a high percentage of fine fuels.
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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