Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
246 PM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS IN THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS
THROUGH THIS 6PM THIS EVENING ALONG WITH HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH MONDAY
AND RESULT IN HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...LOCALLY GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS THROUGH
6PM THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
HIGHER RIDGES AND PEAKS IN NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY AND NORTHERN
NAPA COUNTY. WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DIMINISH OVERNIGHT. HOT AND
DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY WITH ONLY MODEST
COOLING EXPECTED ON TUESDAY. MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT COOLING WILL
OCCUR BY WEDNESDAY.

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NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-
246 PM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507...THE NORTH BAY
  MOUNTAINS. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ABOVE 1500 FEET.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH THIS MORNING
  WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH. WINDS SLOWLY DIMINISHING THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 TO 30% THIS MORNING
  DROPPING AS LOW AS THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS AFTERNOON AND
  MONDAY.

* 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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