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Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley including Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, Northern Sutter, Butte County Below 1000 Ft; Eastern Delta; Eastern Mendocino NF; Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF; Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. From Yuba To Amador Counties; Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft; Northern San Joaquin Valley in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Below 1000 ft - Excludes the Delta; Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes Nevada-Yuba-Placer RU and Anador-Eldorado RU; Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF, S West of the Sierra Crest - West of Evans Peak, Grizzly Peak, Beckworth Peak; Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tehama, Glenn RU; Southern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft, Calaveras and Toulumne Counties; Southern Sacramento Valley In Yolo, Sacramento, Far Western Placer, Southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft - Excludes the Delta; Stanislaus National Forest; Tahoe - Eldorado National Forest

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Possible Saturday Morning through Monday Morning... .Gusty northerly and easterly winds are possible this weekend into Monday morning. Poor humidity recovery is expected during this time frame as well, with daytime humidities in the teens. Combination of wind, low humidity, and hot conditions could result in critical fire weather conditions which may impact ongoing wildfires. Extreme caution should be taken to prevent new fire starts. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, AND 279...

* AFFECTED AREA...Portions of interior northern California including the west side of the Sacramento Valley, the Coastal Range, the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Delta.

* WIND...North to east winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Stronger gusts may be possible through favored gaps and canyons. Strongest winds expected Saturday night through early Sunday, especially for the west side of the Sacramento Valley and the Sierra foothills.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum daytime humidity of 10 to 20 percent. Maximum overnight humidity between 20 and 40 percent. Higher humidity recovery expected in the Central Valley and Delta areas.

* IMPACTS...Numerous wildfires are already occurring. Extreme fire safety precautions should be exercised to prevent any additional fires. Outdoor burning should be avoided. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Trinity; Van Duzen, Mad River; W Mendocino NF, E Mendocino Unit

NWS Eureka (Northwest California Coast)

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Possible Saturday Night through Monday Morning... .A push of dry northerly winds will spread down the northern Sacramento Valley as high pressure builds in from Oregon. These winds will turn to the northeast and will clip portions of Lake County Saturday night through Monday morning. It is now looking like easterly winds may also develop farther north in Mendocino, Trinity, and portions of interior Humboldt county on Sunday, as with afternoon humidity dropping into the teens. The combination of locally gusty ridgetop winds, low humidity, and dry fuels may result in critical fire weather conditions. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 2000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 212, 277, and 283 in eastern Mendocino, northern Lake, southern Humboldt, and southern Trinity counties.

* WIND...North to Northeast winds 12 to 18 to mph with gusts to 25 mph. Locally higher gusts possible over the most exposed ridgetops.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum afternoon humidity of 10 to 20 percent. Maximum overnight humidity between 20 and 40 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any new or existing fires will likely spread rapidly.Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


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