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  • Fire Weather Watch for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued December 14 at 2:17PM PST until December 17 at 10:00AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.
  • ...Potentially Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Weekend...
    .A dry weather system moving in from the north late on Friday
    will produce a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values.
    Due to these factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry
    conditions, a very elevated fire weather risk can be expected
    particularly for higher elevation locations.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
    SUNDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
    ZONES 216, 217, 218, 219, 263, 264, AND 279...
    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire
    Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through
    Sunday morning.
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 216, 217, 218, 219, 263, 264,
    and 279.
    * WIND...North winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph.
    Local gusts of 50 mph will be possible over higher elevations.
    * HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity readings of 10 to 20 percent during
    the day. Poor humidity recovery expected Saturday night through
    Sunday morning.
    * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
    Outdoor burning or any activity that could spark a fire is not
    recommended.
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  • Fire Weather Watch for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued September 06 at 6:17AM PDT until September 07 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS
    AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR
    NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND NORTHWEST NEVADA...
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire
    Zone 271 Western Lassen/Eastern Plumas/Eastern Sierra/Eastern
    Nevada Counties, Fire Zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Fire
    Zone 278 Eastern Lassen County, Fire Zone 450 Western Nevada
    Sierra Front and Fire Zone 458 Northern Washoe County.
    * Thunderstorms...Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will develop
    this afternoon and continue overnight into Thursday. While
    storms will be capable of heavy rain, abundant lightning and
    strikes outside the cores will be capable of starting new fires,
    especially from I-80 to the Oregon border.
    * Outflow Winds...Strong and erratic outflow winds to 40 mph are
    possible.
    * Impacts...Lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
    with strong outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in
    size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

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