Sunday, October 10, 2010

#EDIS #FIRE WEATHER WATCH - NOPS - NORTH SF BAY MOUNTAINS

[EDIS] FIRE WEATHER WATCH 6 pm Monday through 6 am Wednesday for the North and East Bay Hills for gusty offshore winds and low humidity

AFTER A WARM DAY ON MONDAY...GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP DURING THE EVENING HOURS OF MONDAY IN THE NORTH AND EAST BAY HILLS.
EXPECT POOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERY WITH SUSTAINED NORTHEAST WINDS FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH OVERNIGHT MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.
WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER TUESDAY NIGHT THERE WILL BE LITTLE OR NO RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERY INTO  WEDNESDAY MORNING. ONSHORE WINDS WILL RETURN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ...

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTH BAY HILLS ABOVE 1000 FEET IN NAPA...SONOMA AND MARIN COUNTIES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.  *
AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 507 NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS WHICH INCLUDES THE HILLS ABOVE 1000 FEET IN NAPA...SONOMA AND MARIN COUNTIES. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE FORECAST IN NAPA COUNTY. *
TIMING: GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET MONDAY NIGHT IN THE HILLS. THE PERIOD OF STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OF MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WARM AND  DRY WEATHER WITH POOR RH RECOVERY WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. 
WIND: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ABOVE 1500 FEET...STRONGEST WINDS IN NAPA COUNTY. 
HUMIDITY: RH VALUES WILL STAY BETWEEN 15 AND 30 PERCENT FROM MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN AND DRY FUELS COULD LEAD TO INCREASED FIRE ACTIVITY ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD ANY IGNITIONS OCCUR. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&

Instruction:
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Area: NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-

Affected Counties or parts of: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra Costa, Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda

Sent: 2010-10-10T09:00:30-07:00

Original Sender: KMTR@nwws.oes.ca.gov

From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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