East-Central San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:35 AM PST Dec. 15, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 am to 7 PM PST Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 7 am to 7 PM PST Saturday
for Merced County and the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... the strongest winds are expected between 10 am and 4 PM
PST Saturday.

* Impacts... areas of blowing dust with visibility reduced to less
than one mile locally. High profile vehicles such as campers and
tractor trailers are most vulnerable to strong cross winds.
Highways affected include Highway 140 west of Merced, Highway
152, Highway 33, Highway 198 west of Lemoore, Highway 41 west of
Stratford in addition to the I-5 corridor.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:14 AM PST Dec. 15, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 am
PST Sunday for gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather
zones 216, 217, 218, 219, 263, 264, and 279...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 am PST
Sunday.

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

* Wind... north winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 45
mph. Local gusts of 50 mph will be possible over higher
elevations.

* Humidity... minimum humidity readings of 10 to 20 percent
during the day. Poor humidity recovery expected Saturday night
through Sunday morning.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely 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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