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California, Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:45 PM PDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on September 24, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM Tuesday to 8 PM PDT
Wednesday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 214... 221... 268 and 269...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from 2 PM Tuesday to 8 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 214 Burney Basin and
northeast plateau in Shasta County including northwest Lassen
nf north of Lassen np... fire weather zone 221 Stanislaus nf
west of the Sierra crest... fire weather zone 268 northern
Sierra including Lassen np and Plumas and Lassen nf/S west of
the Sierra crest (west of Evans Peak-Grizzly Peak-beckworth
peak) and fire weather zone 269 northern Sierra including the
Tahoe and Eldorado nf/S west of the Sierra crest.

* Winds... southwest 12 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15-25 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidities on
critically dry fuels will provide an environment for possible rapid
fire spread.

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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