... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM PST this evening...
* winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Timing... the strongest winds are expected between 10 am and 4 PM
* Impacts... areas of blowing dust with visibility reduced to
less than one mile locally. High profile vehicles such as
campers and tractor trailers are most vulnerable to strong
cross winds. Highways affected include Highway 140 west of
Merced, Highway 152, Highway 33, Highway 198 west of Lemoore,
Highway 41 west of Stratford in addition to the I-5 corridor.
A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 35 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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Watches & Warnings
Issued: 6:50 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service
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.
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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