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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:29 PM PST on December 16, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on December 17, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Sunday for
gusty winds and low humidity

for fire weather zones 216, 217,
218, 219, 263, 264, and 279...

* affected area... fire weather zones 216, 217, 218, 219, 263,
264, and 279.

* Wind... north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
through early evening. Local gusts of 50 mph will be possible
over higher elevations. Winds will gradually decrease overnight.

* Humidity... minimum humidity readings of 10 to 25 percent by late
this afternoon. Poor humidity recovery expected tonight through
Sunday morning.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to
spread rapidly. Outdoor burning or any activity that could
spark a fire 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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