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Posted on: October 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Red Flag Warning Extended Thru 6pm, Friday, 10/16

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*Red Flag Warning Extended*
[Español abajo] The Red Flag Warning will now be in effect for the North Bay mountains and valleys, including all of Santa Rosa until 6 p.m. this evening, 10/16 due to forecasted gusty offshore winds and low humidity.
DETAILS:
* AFFECTED AREA: North Bay valleys and mountains, including all of Santa Rosa.
* WIND: North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph. Higher peaks and ridges can expect gusts of 45 to 65 mph. Strongest winds are anticipated through early Friday morning. Winds will ease during the day Friday, but remain breezy.
* HUMIDITY: Low daytime relative humidity values with little to no overnight recoveries anticipated.
* IMPACTS: Any fires that start will likely spread rapidly due to the combination of dry fuels, strong and gusty north- northeasterly winds, and very low humidity.
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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*Advertencia de Bandera Roja Extendida*
La Advertencia de Bandera Roja estará vigente para las montañas y valles de Norte de la Bahía hasta las 6 p.m. de esta tarde. El viernes 16 de octubre debido a los vientos racheados previstos en la costa y la baja humedad.
DETALLES:
* ÁREA AFECTADA: Valles y montañas del Norte de la Bahía, incluyendo todo Santa Rosa.
* VIENTO: Vientos del norte al noreste de 15 a 25 millas por hora con ráfagas de 30 a 40 millas por hora. En los picos y crestas más altos se pueden esperar ráfagas de 45 a 65 mph. Los vientos más fuertes se anticipan hasta el viernes temprano por la mañana. Los vientos disminuirán durante el día del viernes, pero seguirán siendo ventosos.
* HUMEDAD: Bajos valores de humedad diurna, con poca o ninguna recuperación nocturna prevista.
* IMPACTOS: Cualquier incendio que se inicie se extenderá rápidamente debido a la combinación de combustibles secos, fuertes y racheados vientos del norte-noreste, y muy baja humedad.
ACCIONES DE PRECAUCIÓN/PREPARACIÓN: Una Advertencia de Bandera Roja significa que las condiciones climáticas críticas para el peligro de incendio están ocurriendo ahora u ocurrirán en breve. Una combinación de fuertes vientos, baja humedad relativa y temperaturas cálidas puede contribuir al comportamiento extremo del incendio.
Información de preparación de la ciudad de Santa Rosa:

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