Red Flag Warning California

By: Weather
By: Weather

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
115 PM PDT FRI SEP 23 2011

...DRY THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE AREA OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
COAST HAS PRODUCED AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS
OVER THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 58 THROUGH THIS
EVENING. A DEEPER INFLUX OF MOISTURE WILL BRING A BETTER CHANCE
OF WETTING RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS ON SATURDAY.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
DRY LIGHTNING AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS
SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 58...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 58...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...KERN COUNTY MOUNTAIN ZONE 295 SOUTH OF STATE
ROUTE 58.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...STRONG...GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN
AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* TIMING...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
MAINLY DRY UNTIL AN INFLUX OF MID-LEVEL MOISTURE ARRIVES
BEGINNING LATER TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...VERY DRY FUELS...SCATTERED DRY LIGHTNING STRIKES AND
LOCALLY GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS MAY COMBINE TO CREATE A HAZARDOUS
FIRE ENVIRONMENT SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 58.

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
WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. PLEASE ADVISE THE
APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED
FLAG WARNING.


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