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Sunday, November 16, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MONDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA859 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA859 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MONDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WITH STRONG NORTHERLY
FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING A MODERATE OFFSHORE WIND THROUGH MONDAY.
GUSTY EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH
LOWERING HUMIDITIES. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE PASSES
AND CANYONS...MAINLY FROM THE TEHACHAPI AREA WESTWARD. HUMIDITIES
WILL RAPIDLY LOWER INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS THIS AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. AS A RESULT...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON TODAY AND MONDAY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
OF KERN COUNTY.

CAZ295-162300-
/O.CON.KHNX.FW.W.0006.141116T1800Z-141118T0400Z/
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
859 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST MONDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  295...ESPECIALLY FROM THE TEHACHAPI AREA WEST TO NEAR INTERSTATE
  5 NEAR FRAZIER PARK.

* WIND...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
  MPH DEVELOPING BY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY.
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE PASSES AND CANYONS.

* HUMIDITY...HUMIDITY WILL LOWER TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN TO 5 TO 15 PERCENT ON MONDAY. OVERNIGHT
  HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY POOR.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR SHOULD
  BE EXPECTED IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS.

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