Red Flag Warnings in the forecast for California

Red Flag Warnings in California
Red Flag Warnings. NWS. (Times are CDT)

Updated: 4:27 p.m. PDT October 22, 2019

Elevated wildfire danger is in the forecast for portions of northern and southern California on Wednesday, Thursday, and in southern California, into Friday. Most of the Fire Weather Watch areas have been upgraded to Red Flag Warnings.

The extreme fire danger in northern California will begin Thursday while the southern California areas will start on Friday.

North or northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph gusting at 30 to 40 with relative humidities in the teens are predicted for the areas identified on the map in northern California. The areas in the south should receive 25 to 35 mph winds out of the north or northeast gusting at 50 to 60 with single digit humidity.

This weekend could bring another period of dry and windy conditions.

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

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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.

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