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November 16, 2018 – Another round of dry gusty northeast to east winds will develop over portions of the western slopes of the northern Sierra Saturday evening into Sunday afternoon. The combination of gusty downslope winds and low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions on any current fires or new fire starts.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM Saturday to 4 PM Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* WIND…Areas of northeast to east winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts30 to 40 mph. Local gusts up to 50 mph over remote ridges and through favorably oriented canyons, especially the Feather including the Camp Fire. Winds will gradually decrease by Sunday afternoon.
* HUMIDITY…Minimum humidity 18-30 percent Sunday, with poor overnight recoveries 28-40 percent Saturday night.
* HIGHEST THREAT…Camp Fire.
* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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.