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City of Ridgecrest
Friday October 11th, 2019 :: 04:52 p.m. PDT

Alert

Red Flag Warning until 12:00AM Saturday

A very dry air-mass, coupled with gusty easterly winds, will be responsible for critical fire weather conditions across the Kern County Mountains through this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...The Kern County Mountains including the Lake Isabella, the Tehachapi and Fort Tejon/Frazier Park areas.

* WIND...Northeast to southeast 15 to 25 mph, with gusts near 35 mph in east-west oriented canyons. Wind diminishing late this evening.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum values 4 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...The combination of very dry fuels, gusty winds, and low humidities can create a hazardous environment for the ignition and spread of wildfires. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TEHACHAPI AREA ... LAKE ISABELLA ... FORT TEJON

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
City of Ridgecrest
Ridgecrest City Hall
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-499-5100

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Red Flag Warning

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