Southern Sacramento Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:11 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PST this evening...

* timing... this morning into late afternoon

* winds... north winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to up to 45 mph.
Along the west side of the Sacramento Valley extending into the
coastal range, sustained winds up to 35 mph are possible with
gusts to 50 mph.

* Impacts... difficult driving conditions for small cars and high
profile vehicles. Local tree damage and power outages
possible. Loose outdoor objects might be blown around.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 25 to 39 mph are
possible with gusts 40 to 57 mph. Winds this strong can make
driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use
extra caution.


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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:00 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Sunday for
gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 216, 217,
218, 219, 263, 264, and 279...

* affected area... fire weather zones 216, 217, 218, 219, 263,
264, and 279.

* Wind... north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Local gusts of 50 mph will be possible over higher elevations.

* Humidity... minimum humidity readings of 10 to 25 percent
during the day. Poor humidity recovery expected Saturday
night through Sunday morning.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to
spread rapidly. Outdoor burning or any activity that could
spark a fire is not recommended.

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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