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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:00 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Sunday for
gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 216, 217,
218, 219, 263, 264, and 279...

* affected area... fire weather zones 216, 217, 218, 219, 263,
264, and 279.

* Wind... north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Local gusts of 50 mph will be possible over higher elevations.

* Humidity... minimum humidity readings of 10 to 25 percent
during the day. Poor humidity recovery expected Saturday
night through Sunday morning.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to
spread rapidly. Outdoor burning or any activity that could
spark a fire 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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