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Sacramento Receives Another Red Flag Warning Due To High Winds

Another red flag warning in Sacramento for today and tomorrow, with winds of up to 25 miles per hour.

Sacramento Valley has been issued a red flag warning from the The National Weather Service beginning Monday morning, a sign that the weekend’s scattered grass fires may turn into something more serious. The dry weather is a concern for wildfire safety, as high winds can easily spread brush and wildfire.

The service issued its second red flag warning of the year last Wednesday ahead of intense gusts up to 45 mph on Thursday and Friday. Fires did eventually pop up and burned hundreds of acres of land near Vacaville and Camptonville, but no injuries had been reported as of Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, northern winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 25 to 35 mph will begin as early as 11 a.m. Monday and could last until 8 p.m. Tuesday from Fairfield to Redding. Daytime humidity will also rise to at least 5% to 12% according to the reported numbers. “Renewed periods of northerly winds combined with low afternoon humidity values will result in critical fire weather conditions,” the service posted to Twitter.

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