- 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
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
* 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
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