Fire Danger Increasing This Afternoon

Sep 19, 2014 9:38 AM by Cort Klopping

Hotter temperatures, lower humidity values, and North winds will all be factors in increasing your fire danger this afternoon. Temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 90's for the valley, and into the mid 80's to low 90's in the mountains. Humidity values will drop back into the 25% range this afternoon, and winds are shifting to become out of the North. Wind speeds will remain relatively mild, and are only projected to gust to around 10mph. There be a slight threat of thunderstorms returning to the Northern Sierra late in the morning, and that could increase the risk of lightning sparked fires in remote areas.

Cooler weather, and the chance for showers will return next week. That's great news, as those changes could finally push fire danger down below the moderate range.


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