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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
145 PM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...

.UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE AREA TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
BRINGING BREEZY AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ALONG WITH LOW
HUMIDITIES. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE
DAYS. HUMIDITIES WILL BE HIGHER IN THE BURNEY BASIN AND LASSEN
FOREST ON WEDNESDAY WITH PRECPITATION POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY
EVENING. GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER HUMIDITIES EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

CAZ214-221-268-269-231400-
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0013.140923T2100Z-140925T0300Z/
BURNEY BASIN AND NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING
NORTHWEST LASSEN NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP-
STANISLAUS NF WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
145 PM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 8 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 214...221...268 AND 269...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 214 BURNEY BASIN AND
  NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING NORTHWEST LASSEN
  NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 221 STANISLAUS NF
  WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 268 NORTHERN
  SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S WEST OF
  THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-BECKWORTH
  PEAK) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 269 NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE
  TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 12 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15-25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ON
  CRITICALLY DRY FUELS WILL PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR POSSIBLE RAPID
  FIRE SPREAD.

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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