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Friday, May 3, 2013

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY - RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT #CAFIRE

 Red Flag Warning In Effect!
Red Flag Warning for high fire danger remains in effect for much of Southern California due to high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

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.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RED FLAG MESSAGES:

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ240-241-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20
  MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 80S TO MID 90S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ244-245-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH THROUGH
  EARLY THIS AFTERNOON BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST 6 TO 12 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 80S TO MID 90S WITH ISOLATED AREAS NEAR 100
  DEGREES POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ246-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25
  MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 6-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 80S AND 90S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ253-254-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 80S TO MID 90S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS TO THE 70S
  TO LOWER 80S AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ288-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH BECOMING
  VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 80S TO MID 90S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY FOR VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES EXCEPT THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

.OFFSHORE WINDS ARE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR
VALLEYS THIS MORNING...WITH ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING ALONG THE
COAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL SHIFT INLAND OVER THE COASTAL VALLEYS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...DUE TO CONTINUED VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND VERY DRY FUELS ACROSS THE
AREA...EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH RAIN CHANCES LATE SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

CAZ547-040000-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130504T0000Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
1058 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS..

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 8 TO 15 MPH. STRONGEST IN THE NORTHERN AND
  WESTERN VALLEY AREAS AND FOOTHILLS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS.

* TEMPERATURES...90S WITH ISOLATED AREAS NEAR 100 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT OF LIFE AND
  PROPERTY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RED FLAG MESSAGES:

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY..

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ORIGINATING FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL
MOVE TOWARD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND BRING A PERIOD OF DRY AND
GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
AFTER A LENGTHY PERIOD OF DRY AND FREQUENTLY WINDY WEATHER...FUEL
MOISTURE HAS ALREADY DRIED TO LATE SUMMER LEVELS IN SOME AREAS.
THE FUEL CONDITIONS ALONG WITH THE RECENT UNSEASONABLY WARM AND
DRY WEATHER...AND EXPECTED INCREASING WINDS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY...WILL LIKELY CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR CONDITIONS.

CAZ213-266-040000-
/O.UPG.KSTO.FW.A.0001.130504T0700Z-130504T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0001.130504T0700Z-130504T2300Z/
EASTERN PORTION OF SHASTA/TRINITY NF-
NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS
OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE UNITS-
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 213 AND 266 BELOW 3000 FEET..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING BELOW 3000 FEET FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT SATURDAY.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 213 EASTERN PORTION OF
  SHASTA/TRINITY NF BELOW 3000 FEET AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 266
  NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES
  PORTIONS OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE UNITS BELOW 3000 FEET.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. ISOLATED
  HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE THROUGH CHANNELED TERRAIN.

* TIMING...INCREASING WINDS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAXIMUM HUMIDITY RECOVERY IN SOME AREAS UP
  TO 30 PERCENT. MINIMUM HUMIDITY AS LOW AS 10 TO 15 PERCENT
  SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES COMBINED WITH FUEL
  CONDITIONS AT CRITICAL LEVELS MAY LEAD TO ENHANCED FIRE
  DANGER...ESPECIALLY FOR FINE FUELS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY..

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ORIGINATING FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL
MOVE TOWARD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND BRING A PERIOD OF DRY AND
GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
AFTER A LENGTHY PERIOD OF DRY AND FREQUENTLY WINDY WEATHER...FUEL
MOISTURE HAS ALREADY DRIED TO LATE SUMMER LEVELS IN SOME AREAS.
THE FUEL CONDITIONS ALONG WITH THE RECENT UNSEASONABLY WARM AND
DRY WEATHER...AND EXPECTED INCREASING WINDS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY...WILL LIKELY CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR CONDITIONS.

CAZ215-216-040000-
/O.UPG.KSTO.FW.A.0001.130504T0700Z-130504T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0001.130504T0700Z-130504T2300Z/
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW
1000 FT-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 215 AND 216. ..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 215 NORTHERN SACRAMENTO
  VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW 1000 FT AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 216 CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA,
  YUBA, NORTHERN SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...INCREASING WINDS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAXIMUM HUMIDITY RECOVERY UP TO 40 PERCENT
  TONIGHT. MINIMUM HUMIDITY AS LOW AS 7 TO 12 PERCENT SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES COMBINED WITH FUEL
  CONDITIONS AT CRITICAL LEVELS MAY LEAD TO ENHANCED FIRE
  DANGER...ESPECIALLY FOR FINE FUELS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARD

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY..

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ORIGINATING FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL
MOVE TOWARD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND BRING A PERIOD OF DRY AND
GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
AFTER A LENGTHY PERIOD OF DRY AND FREQUENTLY WINDY WEATHER...FUEL
MOISTURE HAS ALREADY DRIED TO LATE SUMMER LEVELS IN SOME AREAS.
THE FUEL CONDITIONS ALONG WITH THE RECENT UNSEASONABLY WARM AND
DRY WEATHER...AND EXPECTED INCREASING WINDS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY...WILL LIKELY CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR CONDITIONS.

CAZ263-264-279-040000-
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0001.130504T0700Z-130504T2300Z/
SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-
GLENN UNIT-LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
516 AM PDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 263. ..264 AND 279 BELOW 3000 FEET..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING BELOW 3000 FEET FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM PDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-
  TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-GLENN UNIT BELOW
  3000 FEET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-
  NAPA-SONOMA UNIT BELOW 3000 FEET AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279
  EASTERN MENDOCINO NF BELOW 3000 FEET.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAXIMUM HUMIDITY RECOVERY IN SOME AREAS UP
  TO 30 PERCENT. MINIMUM HUMIDITY AS LOW AS 10 TO 15 PERCENT
  SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES COMBINED WITH FUEL
  CONDITIONS AT CRITICAL LEVELS MAY LEAD TO ENHANCED FIRE
  DANGER...ESPECIALLY FOR FINE FUELS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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