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California, Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:38 AM PDT on September 23, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on September 24, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
11 PM PDT this evening for the combination of strong winds and
low relative humidities for fire weather zones 281 and 284...

* affected area: fire weather zones 281 and 284.

* Wind: south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. In the
Shasta valley: south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph...
strongest winds will be in the Weed area.

* Minimum relative humidity: 17 to 25 percent.

* Impacts: the combination of strong... gusty winds and low
relative humidities on critically dry fuels will result in the
potential for rapid fire spread.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.





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