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Fire Weather Warning

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 16, 2018
Statement as of 3:36 am PDT on October 15, 2018

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening 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, subsiding late this afternoon and evening. Wind strongest
over ridges, and through favorably oriented canyons.

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

* 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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