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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:54 AM PDT on September 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on September 24, 2014


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

* 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. Local
gusts up to 45 mph on highest mountain peaks.

* 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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