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Sunday, August 18, 2013

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RED FLAG WARNING COVERS MOST INLAND PORTIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA #CAFIRE #CAWX

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THE RED FLAG WARNING COVERS MOST INLAND PORTIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

National Weather Service - Eureka has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning. http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=red flag warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
502 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NEAR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
PRODUCE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ACROSS MOST OF THE DISTRICT BEGINNING
LATE TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT AND THEN GRADUALLY END FROM SOUTH TO NORTH
BEGINNING ON TUESDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PART OF THE DISTRICT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AND
POSSIBLY INTO WEDNESDAY. THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY PRODUCE DRY
LIGHTNING. STORMS ARE FORECAST TO BECOME WETTER OVER TIME..
HOWEVER DUE TO THE FACT THAT FUELS ARE VERY DRY...FIRE STARTS ARE
POSSIBLE EVEN WITH STORMS THAT PRODUCE RAIN.

CAZ506-507-510>512-190400-
/O.UPG.KMTR.FW.A.0002.130819T0600Z-130821T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KMTR.FW.W.0003.130819T0700Z-130821T1000Z/
NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-
EAST BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-
502 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THE RED FLAG WARNING COVERS MOST
INLAND PORTIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: ALL INLAND AREAS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
  EXCEPT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND THE SANTA CLARA VALLEY.

* TIMING: SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL BEGIN BY LATE
  SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY
  NIGHT...POSSIBLY INTO WEDNESDAY AS WELL.

* THUNDERSTORMS: GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THE PERIOD. THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY BE DRY BUT SHOULD BECOME
  WETTER WITH TIME. STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
  AND SMALL HAIL.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: SPEEDS TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS: DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS EVEN WITH STORMS
  THAT ARE WET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
DRY FUELS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE
STARTS.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
502 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NEAR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
PRODUCE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ACROSS MOST OF THE DISTRICT BEGINNING
LATE TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT AND THEN GRADUALLY END FROM SOUTH TO NORTH
BEGINNING ON TUESDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PART OF THE DISTRICT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AND
POSSIBLY INTO WEDNESDAY. THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY PRODUCE DRY
LIGHTNING. STORMS ARE FORECAST TO BECOME WETTER OVER TIME..
HOWEVER DUE TO THE FACT THAT FUELS ARE VERY DRY...FIRE STARTS ARE
POSSIBLE EVEN WITH STORMS THAT PRODUCE RAIN.

CAZ516>518-528-190400-
/O.UPG.KMTR.FW.A.0002.130819T0600Z-130821T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KMTR.FW.W.0003.130819T0700Z-130820T1900Z/
SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...ARROYO SECO...AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO-
SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING
PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT-
NORTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...HOLLISTER VALLEY...AND CARMEL VALLEY-
502 AM PDT SUN AUG 18 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON PDT
TUESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THE RED FLAG WARNING COVERS SAN BENITO
COUNTY AND INLAND PORTIONS OF MONTEREY COUNTY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON PDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: SAN BENITO COUNTY AND INLAND PORTIONS OF MONTEREY
  COUNTY.

* TIMING: SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL BEGIN BY LATE
  SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST MIDDAY TUESDAY.

* THUNDERSTORMS: GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THE PERIOD. THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY BE DRY BUT SHOULD BECOME
  WETTER WITH TIME. STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
  AND SMALL HAIL.

* OUTFLOW WINDS: SPEEDS TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS: DRY FUELS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUNDANT
  LIGHTNING MAY RESULT IN NEW FIRE STARTS EVEN WITH STORMS
  THAT ARE WET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
DRY FUELS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE
STARTS.
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