Red Flag Warning, Sierra Nevada

Red Flag Warnings in California, December 30

Red Flag Warnings for elevated wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for some areas in California through 4 p.m. PST Monday for very low humidities in the southern Sierra Nevada and the Tehachapi Mountains. This includes the Kern County Mountains, the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon National Park, and the Tulare County Mountains.

Winds are expected to be northeast at 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20, along with relative humidities of 10 percent or less.

The Red Flag Warning map was current as of 10:41 a.m. MDT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.