Carquinez Strait and Delta Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 10:10 AM PDT Oct. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT Monday for
gusty wind and low humidity for fire weather zones 213, 215, 216,
217, 218, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269, and 279...

* affected areas... fire weather zones 213, 215, 216, 217, 218,
263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269, and 279. This includes the
mountains of western Shasta County, east slopes of the coastal
range including Lake County, foothills and west slopes of the
northern Sierra Nevada, and Sacramento Valley including Solano

* Wind... north to east wind 15 to 30 mph with local gusts 40 to 55
mph. Wind strongest on the north and west sides of the
Sacramento Valley, over ridges, and through favorably oriented

* Humidity... daytime minimum humidity from 5 to 15 percent with
widespread poor overnight humidity recoveries as low as 15 to
35 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Drying wind will lower
fuel moisture to below seasonal averages.

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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