Motherlode Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 11:46 AM PDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Tuesday for
breezy north wind and low humidity for fire weather zones 213,
215, 216, 217, 221, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269, and 279...

* wind... northwest to northeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30
mph. Strongest winds expected in the overnight and early morning

* Humidity... overnight humidity recoveries as low as 25 to 35
percent, locally lower, especially Tuesday morning. Daytime
minimum humidities 10 to 20 percent. Single digits possible
in the northern Sacramento Valley.

* 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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