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Urgent – Fire Weather Forecast

Interior Mendocino...Interior portion of Mendocino County.
Western Mendocino National Forest / Eastern Mendocino Unit.
1:57 pm PDT, Mon Aug 11, 2014

The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Red Flag Warning for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms with abundant lightning, which is in effect from 11 pm this evening to 7 am PDT Tuesday.

* Thunderstorms...Isolated mainly dry thunderstorms developing late tonight and early Tuesday morning in the extreme southeast portions of the zones.

* Outflow winds...Gusty winds to 40 mph are possible.

* Impacts...Lightning strikes on very dry fuels could result in fire starts.

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 will create explosive fire growth potential.

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