Red Flag Warning for Critical Fire Danger

Low humidity, gusty North winds, and above average temperatures will all contribute to critical fire danger today.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 6:39 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 12:36 PM

Critical fire danger will continue across Northern California today as temperatures stay well above average, the gusty North winds continue, and humidity stays dangerously low. Winds will be out of the North to around 15mph today, with gusts up to around 25mph. Humidity is projected to dip into the 3 to 15 percent range this afternoon, which means fires will be able to start very easily. You're encouraged to use extreme caution today, as fire danger remains very high. The Red Flag Warning is still in place for the Valley, portions of the Sierra, and the Northern Mountains through 11pm tonight. Temperatures have dipped into the 40's to 50's in the valley overnight, and into the 20's to 30's in the mountains. High temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 80's in the valley this afternoon, while mountain areas top out in the mid 60's to mid 70's later today. Winds are not expected to be as strong for your afternoon, but will be strong enough to keep fire danger high.

The Red Flag Warning is set to expire at 11pm tonight, but fire danger will remain elevated over the next several days. Very low humidity and above average temperatures are expected to continue, but winds will not be as strong. Tuesday will more than likely end up a couple of degrees warmer than Monday, with valley areas climbing into the mid to high 80's. Temperatures will continue to be in the mid 80's in the valley for the remainder of the week, with mid 60's to mid 70's in the mountains. Skies will stay sunny, and the dry weather will persist. Looks like we may be in for another modest warming trend for the end of your week and start of your weekend. The current long range forecast has our area staying dry through the weekend, but there will be a chance for wet weather returning early next week.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2012004869
Riverside39741770
Orange38711697
San Bernardino34635490
San Diego31127583
Kern21724152
Fresno16625157
Alameda12884206
San Joaquin12119192
Santa Clara11336196
Sacramento10544155
Tulare10334196
Imperial9601240
Stanislaus9408151
Contra Costa8532134
Ventura795379
San Francisco722863
Santa Barbara665268
San Mateo5891120
Marin519978
Monterey512035
Merced485562
Kings445356
Solano395939
Sonoma320842
Madera220836
San Luis Obispo204716
Placer203920
Yolo166042
Santa Cruz12134
Butte10608
Napa10259
Sutter8936
El Dorado7161
San Benito6994
Lassen6330
Yuba5724
Shasta4119
Mendocino36310
Colusa3614
Glenn3523
Nevada3211
Humboldt2804
Tehama2711
Lake2122
Amador1560
Mono1531
Tuolumne1472
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou900
Inyo841
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 80°
Red Bluff
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 98°
Willows
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 88°
Slightly warmer but mostly below average temperatures, and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are on the way in your Friday forecast. Get ready for much hotter temperatures on the way for your weekend.
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