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Sunday, October 18, 2015

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY

Nor Cal Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
200 PM PDT SUN OCT 18 2015

 AREAS OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

 HIGH-PRESSURE BUILDING INLAND WILL BRING INCREASING NORTHERLY WIND MONDAY NIGHT WITH GUSTY WIND TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

SIGNIFICANT DRYING IS EXPECTED TUESDAY OVER WESTERN SHASTA COUNTY,
WEST SIDE OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY, AND EAST SIDE OF THE COASTAL
RANGE FROM SHASTA TO LAKE COUNTY.

AS A RESULT, THESE AREAS WILL SEE INCREASED FIRE DANGER. LIGHTER WINDS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON, BUT WINDS MAY INCREASE AGAIN THURSDAY.

EASTERN PORTION OF SHASTA/TRINITY NF-
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW
1000 FT-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN YOLO-
SACRAMENTO FAR WESTERN PLACER, SOUTHERN SUTTER AND SOLANO COUNTY
BELOW 1000 FT-SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-
TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-GLENN UNIT-
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
200 PM PDT SUN OCT 18 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 213...215...216...217...263...264 AND 279...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 213...263...264...279...AND
WESTERN HALF OF FIRE ZONES 215...216...217.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND 1O TO 25 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP
TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY TUESDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS WITH
AREAS OF POOR OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY...MAINLY WEST SIDE OF THE
SACRAMENTO VALLEY INTO THE COASTAL RANGE.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS AND LOWEST HUMIDITY EXPECTED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO EVENING.

* IMPACTS...COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
INCREASE FIRE DANGER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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