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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:59 AM PDT on June 24, 2016

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on June 25, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 6 PM PDT
Saturday for low humidity and locally breezy northerly winds for
fire weather zones 213... 215... 216... 217... 263... 264... 266... 268
and 279...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 6 PM PDT
Saturday.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 213. Fire weather zone 215.
Fire weather zone 216. Fire weather zone 217. Fire weather zone
263. Fire weather zone 264. Fire weather zone 266. Fire weather
zone 268. Fire weather zone 279.

* Humidity... poor overnight recovery from 20-30 percent over upper
slopes and ridges tonight... and low humidity from 8-14 percent
Saturday.

* Wind... northerly wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

* Highest threat area... mid to upper slopes and ridges below 4500
feet in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, and portions of lake and Butte
counties, and the west side of the Sacramento Valley.

* Impacts... easier fire starts and rapid spread of fire due to
dry fuels and dry northerly winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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