- Special Weather Statement for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada County, California
- Special Weather Statement issued June 19 at 12:33PM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:33 p.m.
- Expires: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5 p.m.
...Excessive Heat and High Fire Weather Danger Possible Friday
Through the Weekend...
*High heat risk to the general population, and especially
*Potential for heat-related illness to humans, pets, and
livestock with long outdoor exposure.
*High fire weather danger with easier fire starts and rapid
.Timing and Strength...
*Friday - Sunday, hottest Saturday
*Widespread Valley temperatures 100-106
*High Fire Weather Danger
*Friday - Sunday, strongest winds Saturday - Sunday
*North wind gusts 20-30 mph, and relative humidity 10% or
*A rapid warming and drying trend is in store this week with
high pressure building over the region. Hot temperatures
Friday into the weekend will increase the potential for heat-
related illnesses for those exposed to prolonged outdoor heat,
especially the elderly, children, and other sensitive groups.
Dry conditions with gusty north winds will increase the
potential for fire starts and rapid spread.