Red Flag Wind Warning In Effect

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 23, 2019 / comments

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    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT ACROSS PORTIONS OF INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

Building high pressure will result in gusty north to east wind developing today and persisting into Wednesday. Combined with warming temperatures and lowering humidity, this will result in critical fire weather conditions across portions of Interior Northern California.

From 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of El Dorado Units

330 AM PDT Mon Sep 23 2019...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ... BELOW 5000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 220, 221, 266, 267, 268, and  269 for elevations below 5000 feet.

* WIND...Northeast to east wind 10 to 30 mph with local gusts up  to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Poor overnight recoveries of 30 to 40 percent,  locally lower, with widespread daytime minimum humidities in  the teens.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Night and morning hours, especially over  ridges and through favorably oriented canyons, when winds  will be the strongest.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 cancontribute to extreme fire behavior.