Extreme Fire Danger through this Evening

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As we head into the spring season, our typical fire weather issues have sprung back up. If you’ve been outside today, you probably noticed some gusty northwest-to-westerly winds. This, combined with warm temperatures, low relative humidity values, and dry fuels, has led to extreme fire danger conditions this afternoon:

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of the state until 7:00 p.m. this evening. Please avoid open burning if possible; fires will spread quickly and could grow out of control due to these conditions. Improvement should be seen beyond 7:00 p.m. as winds diminish.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relatively humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


* Impacts...Open burning is discouraged and any fires could
  spread quickly and grow out of control due to the extreme fire
  conditions.

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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