Red flag warning signals early start to wildfire season
Last year’s devastating wildfire season was barely in the rear-view mirror when the red flag warning hit Sunday for a large swath of Northern California. In another example of the Golden State’s new normal, the National Weather Service issued a surprisingly early-in-the-year fire alert for the area from Shasta Dam to just north of Los Banos, touching on the eastern fringes of the Bay Area. … The state’s persistent drought, combined with low humidity and strong northeasterly winds Sunday, signaled an early start to the fire season even without the triple-digit temperatures of late summer.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Red flag warning issued for Solano County, while other parts of Bay Area face elevated fire risk
- Washington Post: California’s Wildfire Season is Expanding as the Wet Season Becomes Compressed
- CBS San Francisco: In the Shadow of Mount Diablo, Communities Brace for Early Wildfire Season
- Weather Nation: Southwest Fire Concern Continues With Widespread Drought
- ABC7: California Wildfire Preparedness week begins