NOAA's National Weather Service
Weather Alerts for Eastern Delta   (CAZ218)

icn  RED FLAG WARNING
EASTERN DELTA   (CAZ218)

Effective: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 04:00am PST Severity: Severe
Updated: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 04:00am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:00am PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley including Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, Northern Sutter, Butte County Below 1000 Ft; E Mendocino NF; Eastern Delta; Lake County Portion of Lake-Nappa-Sonoma RU; Northern San Joaquin Valley in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Below 1000 ft - Excludes the Delta; Southern Sacramento Valley In Yolo, Sacramento, Far Western Placer, Southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft - Excludes the Delta; Southern and Eastern Mendocino NF, Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tahima, Glenn RU
 
Alert:
...Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Weekend...
.Gusty north winds and unseasonably low humidity values across
the region in the wake of last night`s system. Due to these
factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry conditions,
an elevated fire weather risk will exist.
...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.
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Instructions:
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.