Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1236 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

...Red Flag Warning for the Sierra Nevada and Kern County
Mountains remains in effect through Friday evening for extended
periods of low humidity...

.A strong ridge of high pressure over central California along
with an offshore flow is creating very dry conditions. Prolonged
periods of single digit humidities are occurring across the
mountains and will continue through Friday evening, especially at
elevations above 4000 feet.

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Kern County Mountains-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park-
Tulare County Mountains-
1236 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST FRIDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITIES 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 7-10 mph. Locally higher gusts are
  possible.

* HUMIDITY...Less than 10 percent at many locations. Humidity
  will remain low through Friday evening.

* 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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Andersen


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