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Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 12:41 PM PDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 5 PM PDT
Tuesday for wind and low humidity for fire weather zones 221,
266, 267, 268, and 269...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 5 PM PDT

* Wind... northeast to east wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30
mph. Strongest winds expected in the overnight and early morning

* Humidity... overnight humidity recoveries as low as 25 to 35
percent, locally lower, especially Tuesday morning. Daytime
minimum humidities 10 to 20 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning 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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