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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday

8-28-2019 Red Flag Warning (1)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Sacramento CA, 2:27 AM PDT Wed Aug 28 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY

FOR LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 214, 221, 266, 268, AND 269...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • THUNDERSTORMS...Potential for dry thunderstorms with little or no rainfall associated with them.
  • TIMING...Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
  • WIND...Upslope or southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph mainly over ridges and higher peaks.
  • HUMIDITY...Minimum 15-25 percent.
  • IMPACTS...Fire starts from dry lightning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of gusty and erratic thunderstorm winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

...Red Flag Warning for Portions of Interior Northern California Wednesday...

Low pressure from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo is forecast to move through northern California today bringing a chance of thunderstorms to the area. While high level moisture and instability is expected to increase over the region, the lower levels will remain quite dry. This will result in the potential for dry thunderstorms with little or no rainfall. This follows several days of very hot and dry weather drying fuels.

CAZ213-214-221-266-268-269-290300-

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Eastern Portion of Shasta/Trinity NF- Burney Basin and Northeast Plateau in Shasta County Including Northwest Lassen NF north of Lassen NP-Stanislaus NF West of the Sierra Crest- Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of Shasta-Trinity and Butte Units- Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF/S West of the Sierra Crest (West of Evans Peak-Grizzly Peak-Beckworth Peak)-Northern Sierra Including the Tahoe and ElDorado NF/S West of the Sierra Crest-

8-28-2019 Updated 8am-8pm

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