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  • Fire Weather Watch for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued October 12 at 5:10PM PDT until October 15 at 12:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at midnight
  • Expires: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at noon
  • ...Gusty Winds and Low Humidity late Friday night into Sunday...
    A stronger wind event will impact the area late Friday night into
    Sunday. The strongest winds winds look to occur late Friday night
    and Saturday. Winds for the valley will taper off Saturday night
    but increase once again for many mountain and foothill areas
    before tapering off on Sunday. Most critical areas of concern
    where the strongest winds are expected will be across exposed
    ridges and through wind-aligned drainages.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
    ZONES 221, 264, 266, 268 AND 269...
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 266. Fire weather zone 268.
    * WIND...Northeast 15 to 30 mph with local gusts 35 to 45 mph.
    * HUMIDITY...Poor overnight recovery as low as 25 to 35 percent
    ridges, and as low as 10 to 15 percent on Saturday.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...Most critical areas of concern across
    exposed ridges and through wind-aligned drainages during
    overnight and morning hours.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly,
    especially over elevated terrain. Outdoor burning 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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