Thursday, August 25, 2016

False Weather Alerts?

I realize forecasting weather isn't an exact science, but I wonder if I should have signed up for a weather alert list. Not sure if this is from the weather service, or the weather channel, but I received thie one below later in the day yesterday. When they say "red flag warning issued", it makes you think things are going to get interesting, but nothing has happened that I'm aware of- no strong winds anyway:

"Red Flag Warning issued August 25 at 12:04AM PDT until August 25 at 11:00AM PDT by NWS Eureka
  ...GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND POOR RH RECOVERIES TONIGHT... DRY AND GUSTY EASTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE HIGH ELEVATIONS OF DEL NORTE...NORTHEAST HUMBOLDT...AND FAR WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES TONIGHT. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM THIS MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203 AND 204... * AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 AND 204 ABOVE 2500 FEET. * WIND...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS. * HUMIDITY...MAXIMUM OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY WILL BE 25 TO 40 PERCENT. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING 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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5 Comments:

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Eastern Humboldtian said...

It was blowing like stink over our ridgetop this morning.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

every morn just after i turn on puter i look at weather forecast to see what lies they planning on me today . they lie cause they have not had accurate forecast for clearlake since i got a puter back in 2008 .
and every place i look has those weather alerts but you dont need to delete the email after viewing
i look at national weather service , accuweather and weather underground and they all have different forecast but same alert if there is one

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I usually just check weather.com or intellicastt, especially intellicast.com so I can check doppler radar to see if it's going to rain.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

intellicast is a product of weather underground

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"intellicast is a product of weather underground"

Good for them. I use it all the time since it has the best doppler radar images I've found.

 

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