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  • Fire Weather Watch for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada County, California
  • Fire Weather Watch issued October 12 at 12:20PM 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 Today...
    .Critical fire weather conditions continue today over Northern
    California. Although the wind will not be as strong as Sunday and
    Sunday night, the dry northerly winds could rapidly spread
    current and new wildfire activity. The winds have subsided over
    the northern Sacramento Valley foothills and and into Plumas
    County and Sierra County mountains reducing the fire danger for
    that area.
    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 266 AND 268...
    ...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
    FIRE WEATHER ZONES 266 AND 268...
    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire
    Weather Watch, which is in effect from late Friday night through
    Sunday morning.
    * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 266. Fire weather zone 268.
    * WIND...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with local gusts up to 35 mph.
    * HUMIDITY...Poor overnight recovery as low as 25 to 30 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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