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Thursday, October 3, 2013

North Ops #RedFlagWarning / #FireWxWatch Low RH Gusty Winds Sacramento/Napa/Lake/Butte/Sutter #CaFire

North Ops / Gusty Winds Sacramento, Napa, Lake County, Butte, Sutter

A COMBINATION OF GUSTY STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH
NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING BREEZY TO STRONG NORTH WINDS TO
NORCAL TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR OVER THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND AREAS TO THE WEST.
 Red Flag Warning / Fire Wx Watch
.Northeast to east winds sustained 10 to 20 mph with local gusts as high as 40 mph through and below canyons and passes. Winds will peak Friday night.
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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
432 AM PDT THU OCT 3 2013

...GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY'S TODAY AND FRIDAY..

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH
NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING BREEZY TO STRONG NORTH WINDS TO
NORCAL TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR OVER THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND AREAS TO THE WEST. THE
DRYING NORTH WINDS WILL DROP HUMIDITY DOWN INTO THE TEENS
DURING THE DAY WITH AREAS OF POOR TO MODERATE HUMIDITY RECOVERY
OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY
MORNING BUT HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN LOW.

CAZ216>218-264-032315-
/O.EXT.KSTO.FW.W.0012.131003T1500Z-131005T0600Z/
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN YOLO-
SACRAMENTO FAR WESTERN PLACER, SOUTHERN SUTTER AND SOLANO COUNTY
BELOW 1000 FT-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
432 AM PDT THU OCT 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM
PDT FRIDAY STRONG NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
216. ..217. ..218 AND 264. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND DELTA
  AND LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NA PA-SONORA UNIT.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...BREEZY AND GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY VALUES ALONG WITH
  DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE
  ANY NEW IGNITIONS COULD SEE RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
432 AM PDT THU OCT 3 2013

...GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY'S TODAY AND FRIDAY..

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH
NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING BREEZY TO STRONG NORTH WINDS TO
NORCAL TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR OVER THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND AREAS TO THE WEST. THE
DRYING NORTH WINDS WILL DROP HUMIDITY DOWN INTO THE TEENS
DURING THE DAY WITH AREAS OF POOR TO MODERATE HUMIDITY RECOVERY
OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY
MORNING BUT HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN LOW.

CAZ279-032315-
/O.EXT.KSTO.FW.W.0012.131003T1500Z-131005T0600Z/
EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
432 AM PDT THU OCT 3 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM
PDT FRIDAY STRONG NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
279 BELOW 3000 FEET..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279 EASTERN MENDOCINO NF
  BELOW 3000 FEET.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO
  LATE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...BREEZY AND GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY VALUES ALONG WITH
  DRY FUELS COULD CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
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