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Storm Tracker Forecast: Terrible air quality continues

Terrible air quality continues today as light winds fail to disburse the smoke. High temperatures remain in the 80s for most. Next week more fire danger as strong winds pick up but a few mountain showers are possible.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 6:24 AM

Yesterday was cooler due to smoke cover and we will see the same thing today with highs in the upper-80s. Smoke continues to inundate our region and is causing unhealthy air quality in the valley and hazardous air quality in the Sierra. Winds will be on the light side today which wil help with further containment on the Bear Fire. No one will be smoke-free today in our region. Please try to stay indoors if possible.

Hopefully some smoke clears out by Saturday allowing us some sun and healthier air. That would also mean a return to 90 degree tempratures. But the reality looks like slightly warmer and still smoky.

The will be a trough of low pressure dipping down in the Pacific towards our region Sunday and next week. This will lead to cooler weather and more moisture, possibly leading to a quick isolated shower in the mountains. If that happened, it would most likely be Tuesday or Wednesday. There are some computer models bringing rain into the valley. The confidence is still low at this time so I will not include rain chances in my forecast. There's no reason to get people's hope up. I try not to forecast doomsday or wishful unless I really think its going to happen. The system however will also increase winds over our area, thereby increasing fire danger, starting on Sunday.

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Riverside653861279
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Orange578481434
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Sonoma9099134
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Marin7038128
Madera494574
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Placer405257
Yolo311958
Butte304151
Santa Cruz274425
Napa191815
Shasta183930
Sutter183012
San Benito141915
El Dorado13064
Yuba128810
Mendocino111821
Tehama8248
Lassen7641
Lake67815
Glenn6493
Nevada6018
Humboldt5619
Colusa5496
Calaveras33917
Amador31316
Tuolumne2584
Inyo22015
Siskiyou1870
Mono1762
Del Norte1751
Mariposa782
Plumas630
Modoc280
Trinity250
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 78°
Paradise
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 59°
Red Bluff
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 81°
Willows
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 79°
Winds will not be as strong today, but the Red Flag Warning for high fire danger will continue through 5pm. Pleasant conditions are ahead for your Saturday, but then a more substantial wind event will bring extreme fire danger back into our forecast from Sunday through Monday.
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