GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND EAST OF THE CASCADES THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON
South winds will continue this evening in northern California and areas east of the Cascades. Very low relative humidity is expected over Modoc County with breezy west to southwest winds. On Sunday afternoon and evening, parts of south central Oregon and Modoc County will also experience both gusty winds and low relative humidity. Sunday should be the driest of the two days
Impacts:Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.
In South Central Oregon
South of Valley Falls and east of Bly up to the Lake County border. Including the cities of Adel, Lakeview and Valley Falls.
In Northern California
All areas west of Canby including the Warner Mountains. Including the cities of Canby, Alturas, Likely, Davis Creek and Willow Ranch
Wind - Southwest 20 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Humidity - 7 to 13 percent.
View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr
A Red Flag Warning means that there is high confidence that critical fire weather conditions will occur during the valid time of the warning. The combination of strong wind and low relative humidity along with sufficiently dry fuels will create the potential for significant fire spread of any new or existing fires.
Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest; South Central Oregon Desert including the BLM Land in Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties. Modoc County except Surprise Valley.
Fire weather watch alert announced by the National Weather Service
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