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Monday, April 9, 2012

RED FLAG ALERT KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS


Red Flag Warning
HUMIDITIES IN THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS ESPECIALLY IN THE PIUTES REMAINED IN THE SINGLE DIGITS OVERNIGHT AND THERE WAS  LITTLE TO NO RECOVERY IN SOME LOCATIONS.


 A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TUESDAY


 LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HUMIDITIES WILL BEGIN TO RISE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS MOISTURE MOVES IN FROM THE PACIFIC


 AFFECTED AREA: THE PIUTE MOUNTAINS.
 TIMING: VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES. HUMIDITIES WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS A PACIFIC STORM APPROACHES.   RELATIVE HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 1-2 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET BUT OVERALL GENERALLY IN THE 4-8 PERCENT RANGE. 
TEMPERATURES: HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO MID 40S. 
IMPACTS: VERY DRY FUELS MAY CREATE A HAZARDOUS FIRE ENVIRONMENT TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. 

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. 
PLEASE ADVISE THE  APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.
Area: KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS
Affected Counties or parts of: Tuolumne, Tulare, Mariposa, Merced, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Madera

Sent: 2012-04-09T11:10:52-07:00
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