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Storm Tracker Forecast: Fire Danger Continues

The Red Flag Warning has been extended through 8PM for the North Valley due to continued strong wind, dry air, and hotter forecast highs.

Posted: Jun 17, 2020 6:13 PM

High pressure building into the West Coast from the Pacific has brought warmer temperatures, gusty North winds, and very dry conditions to Northern California on Wednesday. The low humidity and gusty winds have prompted a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger that is set to stay in in effect through 8pm on Thursday. A Wind Advisory is also in effect in the valley through 8pm tonight. Sustained winds have been up to around 30mph out of the North today and gusts up to 40mph will be possible into this evening. Humidity mostly dipped into the teens this afternoon, and temepratures ended up back to around average for this time of year. Valley areas topped out in the 80's to low 90's, while foothill and mountain areas ended up in the 70's to 80's.

Gusty winds and low humidity will persist on Thursday restulting in one more day of high fire danger over Northern California. We'll also be getting hotter on Thursday afternoon. Skies will be sunny, and winds will be out of the North to around 15mph. Gusts up to 30mph will still be possible through the day and humidity will dip into the teens on Thursday afternoon.

High pressure will be centered over Northern California on Friday, which will restult in lighter winds and hotter temperatures. Triple digit heat is on the way to the valley on Friday, while mountain and foothill areas end up in the 80's to 90's. High pressure will slowly track to our Southeast through the remainder of our 7 day forecast and will continue to be the dominant impact on our region. Valley areas will have low temperatures in the 60's to low 70's from Friday through the middle of next week and high temperatures in the triple digits. Foothill areas will start out in the 60's to low 70's and end up in the low to mid 90's from Friday through the middle of next week. Mountain areas will dip into the 40's to 50's and end up in the high 80's to mid 90's for the remainder of your 7 day forecast.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1230264

Reported Deaths: 19173
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4009197655
San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
San Joaquin25740502
Contra Costa24275261
Stanislaus22162426
Tulare20793308
Ventura19952175
Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo29016
Plumas2150
Trinity1590
Modoc1430
Mariposa1392
Alpine500
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 45°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 48°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 51° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 22°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
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Willows
Clear
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Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 48°
December began on a beautiful note for northern California with plentiful sunshine, seasonably cool lows and warmer than average highs. Much of wednesday will be similar to today, but clouds will stream into our sky late in the day.
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