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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RED FLAG WARNING NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA

UPDATED:  RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR DRY LIGHTNING FOR FIRE ZONES 281 AND 282. * AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONES 281 AND 282


FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY EAST WINDS ALONG UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES ABOVE 2500 FEET 
FOR FIRE ZONES 203...204...211...212 AND 283


AFFECTED AREAS: FIRE ZONES 203...204...211...212 AND 283 FOR UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES ABOVE 2500 FEET.

WIND: SUSTAINED EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 8 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS BUT WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 15 MPH AROUND MIDNIGHT.
  WINDS WILL PEAK DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WHEN GUSTS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED ALONG HIGHER TERRAIN AND FAVORED AREAS SUCH AS THE BALD HILLS...TRINITY LAKE..AND THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SALMON AND SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS.

HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RH VALUES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 15% WITH SINGLE DIGIT RH OVER SOME INTERIOR VALLEY LOCATIONS.
  VERY POOR RECOVERY IS EXPECTED DURING THE NIGHT AND MORNING HOURS...ESPECIALLY ALONG HIGHER TERRAIN WHERE VALUES WILL ONLY RISE TO NEAR 30%.

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