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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING - NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS AND EAST BAY HILLS #CaFire #CaWx

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty northeast winds today, continuing into Thursday.

Red Flag Warnings


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1241 AM PST TUE JAN 14 2014

CAZ264-150000-
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0001.140114T0841Z-140116T1600Z/
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
1241 AM PST TUE JAN 14 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND LOCALLY GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 264 ABOVE 2000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND LOCALLY GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF
  LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT ABOVE 2000 FEET AND OVER RIDGE TOPS.

* RIDGE WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS 20 TO 30 MPH MAINLY
  DURING THE NIGHT-TIME AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 5-10 PERCENT...POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY
  INTO THE TEENS AND 20S.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND 70S. LOW
  TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S AND 50S.

* 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 OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
600 AM PST TUE JAN 14 2014

.LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND MODERATE EASTERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST
INTO THURSDAY AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WEST
COAST. THIS IS RESULTING IN INCREASED FIRE DANGER ABOVE 2000 FEET
IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MENDOCINO COUNTY AND LAKE COUNTY. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
HOURS WITH LIGHTER WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON.

CAZ276-277-150000-
/O.CON.KEKA.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140116T1600Z/
INTERIOR MENDOCINO...INTERIOR PORTION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY.-
WESTERN MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST / EASTERN MENDOCINO UNIT.-
600 AM PST TUE JAN 14 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 276 AND
277...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 276 AND 277 ABOVE 2000 FEET
  IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MENDOCINO COUNTY AND NORTHERN LAKE
  COUNTY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. THE
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAXIMUM HUMIDITY OF 10 TO 20 PERCENT AT
  NIGHT. MINIMUM VALUES OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT DURING THE DAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW
  HUMIDITY WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE
  ANY NEW IGNITIONS COULD EXPERIENCE 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 WILL
CREATE RAPID FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1029 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

CAZ507-511-142200-
/O.EXT.KMTR.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140116T1600Z/
NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-
1029 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS AND EAST
BAY HILLS...

THE RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THURSDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 507 NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING: NOW THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* WIND: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
  LOCAL RIDGE LINES COULD GUST TO OVER 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: MAXIMUM HUMIDITY OF 10 TO 20 PERCENT AT NIGHT. MINIMUM
  HUMIDITY VALUES OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT DURING THE DAY.

* IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
  HUMIDITY WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE
  ANY NEW IGNITIONS WILL EXPERIENCE 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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