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Monday, October 24, 2011

Red Flag Warning: East Bay Hills / Diablo Range above 1000 feet

 Red Flag Warning in effect from 10 pm Tuesday to 6 am pdt thursday for wind and low relative humidity for the East Bay hills and Diablo range above 1000 feet in elevation

 RED FLAG WARNING
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM TUESDAY TO 6 AM PDT THURSDAY. 


THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 


* AFFECTED AREA...THE EAST BAY HILLS OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTY AS WELL AS THE DIABLO RANGE OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE EAST BAY HILLS.  


* WINDS... NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH FREQUENT GUSTS 35 TO 40 MPH.  * RELATIVE HUMIDITY... LESS THAN 30 PERCENT TUESDAY NIGHT LOWERING TO AROUND 15 PERCENT ON WEDNESDAY WITH NO HUMIDITY RECOVERY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. 


* IMPACTS...ANY IGNITIONS DURING THE PERIOD OF STRONGEST WINDS COULD LEAD TO NEW FIRE STARTS THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SUPPRESS WITH RAPID RATES OF SPREAD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&

Instruction:
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.

Area: EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-

Affected Counties or parts of: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra Costa, Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda

Sent: 2011-10-24T20:17:02-07:00

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