Red Flag Warnings Issued Before "Official" Fire Season

Red Flag Warning is in place until 8 PM Thursday for Klamath County and part of Lake County.

The dry, warm weather may feel nice, but fire concerns are on the rise throughout the region.

News 10's weather team has been making note of a "ridge of high pressure" that is causing some out-of-the-normal weather into the late spring season.

High-pressure typically brings clear conditions, which means a lot of sunshine and warmer temperatures.

To the east, a low-pressure system is dropping into the Great Basin (Las Vegas-ish region) and winds from the northeast will enhance the drying and heat.

Due to these coupling impacts, a Red Flag Warning is in place until 8 PM Thursday for Klamath County and part of Lake County.

Winds will gust up to 30 mph with humidity values in the 13-17% range.

Keep in mind, this area is at a higher elevation and will be more exposed to wind. Pre-green up fuels and vegetation are in abundance.

This isn't normal this early in the year. These conditions this time, however, will be short-lived.


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