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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:00 AM PDT on September 24, 2016

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on September 25, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 6 PM PDT Sunday
for gusty north winds and low humidity 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 noon today to 6 PM PDT Sunday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 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.

* Wind... north to northeast 15-30 mph. Winds develop through much
of the Sacramento Valley by midday with stronger winds
developing in the northern Sierra/Cascade foothills and Coast
Range tonight.

* Humidity... afternoon minimum 8 to 18 percent today, slightly
lower Sunday. Poor overnight recovery of only 20 to 40 percent.

* Impacts... rapid spread of any fire starts likely.

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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