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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Red Flag Warning 5AM Wednesday until 5PM PDT Thursday Kern County Mountains and Tulare County Mountains.

Red Flag Warning is in effect from 5AM Wednesday until 5PM PDT Thursday for the Kern County Mountains and parts of the Tulare County Mountains
Windy conditions will continue through 1100 pm tonight along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and over the eastern slopes of the Kern county mountains/western desert region. Areas of blowing dust and sand will be possible. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling and be prepared for sudden changes in conditions along Interstate 5, highway 99 near Merced and along highway 152 from Chowchilla through Pacheco Pass, as well as along highway 198 from Coalinga to Hanford. In the desert travel may be impacted along highs 58 and 14. Use caution when driving through these areas, especially high profile vehicles, and watch for sudden drops in visibility due to blowing dust and sand.

Weather Story (click the image for a higher resolution image).
Critical Fire Weather: A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 5AM Wednesday until 5PM PDT Thursday for the Kern County Mountains and parts of the Tulare County Mountains. A Red Flag Warning means that a combination of hot temperatures, dry humidity, and gusty winds will create a critical fire weather threat.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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