Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:43 AM PDT Sep. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect until 7 am PDT Wednesday for
gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 213, 215, 216,
217, 218, 220, 221, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269, and 279...

* wind... northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 20 to 25 mph
through the northern and western portions of the Sacramento
Valley and over exposed ridges and locally stronger through
aligned canyons. Strongest foothill/mountain winds expected
during overnight and morning hours.

* Humidity... daytime humidity of 12 to 25 percent with the main
concern being poor humidity recovery overnight.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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