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  • Fire Weather Watch for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued September 06 at 3:10AM PDT until September 07 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11 p.m.
  • ...ABUNDANT LIGHTNING POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
    EVENING...
    A robust upper level weather system off the California coast
    will move inland tonight into Thursday, and bring the potential
    for scattered to numerous thunderstorms across the region.
    Abundant lightning strikes and gusty, erratic winds may accompany
    these thunderstorms. The combination of frequent lightning and
    very dry fuels may cause critical fire weather conditions.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER
    ZONES 213, 214, 215, 216, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, AND 279...
    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire
    Weather Watch, which is in effect from 2 PM PDT this afternoon
    through Thursday evening.
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 213, 214, 215, 216, 263, 266,
    267, 268, 269, and 279.
    * THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will be
    possible with some wetting rain. Lightning may strike outside of
    rain cores.
    * OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty, erratic winds are expected near any
    thunderstorms that develop, perhaps to as strong as 40 mph.
    * TIMING...this afternoon through Thursday evening. The most
    widespread thunderstorms are expected late Wednesday night
    through Thursday afternoon.
    * IMPACTS...any fires that develop from lightning strikes will
    likely spread rapidly.
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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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