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Red Flag Warning Issued For The Stanislaus National Forest

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The Red Flag Warning issued for the Stanislaus National Forest, will remain in effect until 4 PM this afternoon.

Winds of fifteen to thirty mph will continue with gusts ranging from thirty-five to forty-five mph.

Daytime minimum relative humidity values will be very low this afternoon, dropping into the teens and single digits.

The combination of wind and low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions for the Northern Sierra Nevada and foothills below 7000 feet.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning in the forest is not recommended.

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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