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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
134 PM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE AREA TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY
BRINGING BREEZY AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ALONG WITH LOW
HUMIDITIES. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH. HUMIDITIES WILL
BE HIGHER IN THE BURNEY BASIN AND LASSEN FOREST ON WEDNESDAY WITH
PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. GUSTY WINDS AND
HIGHER HUMIDITIES EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

CAZ214-221-268-269-241300-
/O.CON.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-
134 PM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 214...
221...268 AND 269...

* 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. LOCAL
  GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ON THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

* 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.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
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WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

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