Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019

Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019

Above: Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019. Times are CDT.

The areas under Red Flag Warnings are similar to Tuesdays, except Wyoming dropped out and a section of northwest New Mexico was added.

The  wind event continues in some areas of California with predictions for 15 to 30 mph winds gusting at 40 to 50 along with single digit humidity.

Pacific Gas and Electric expanded their power shutoff, increasing the number of addresses affected from 600,000 to 800,000. The company’s web site is having problems keeping up with the traffic, and is occasionally non-responsive.

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

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. Google+

One thought on “Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019”

  1. Yesterday’s News:

    On Wednesday there was a 250 acre fire burning in grass lands near the intersection of 12 & 113, near Rio Vista, across the River/Bay from Pittsburg.

    Right next to the windmills.

    Given the windy conditions, I was surprised that it disappeared so quickly. Didn’t show up on Calfire charts.

    Normally these fires don’t go out until they run out of fuel.

    It looks like there was significant success in stopping that blaze. This is what I found for a follow-up in the reporting – “A couple of hours after the fire broke out, not a single structure was lost and the smoke began to clear.”

    https://www.google.com/maps/search/Highways+113+%26+12/@38.0891502,-121.8363572,23399m/data=!3m1!1e3

    https://fox40.com/2019/10/09/grass-fire-jumps-highway-12-west-of-rio-vista/

    Would love to hear more about how that fire was managed.

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