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Areas Affected: Burney Basin and Northeast Plateau in Shasta County Including Northwest Lassen NF north of Lassen NP; Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. From Yuba To Amador Counties; Southern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft, Calaveras and Toulumne Counties; Stanislaus National Forest

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions through Friday Afternoon for Gusty Wind and Low Humidity... ...Critical to Extreme Fire Weather Conditions Late Sunday Morning through Tuesday afternoon Due to Strong Winds and Poor Humidity... .Critical fire weather conditions will continue through Friday afternoon. There will be a brief reprieve in the winds and poor humidity on Saturday. By Sunday morning, the next event arrives to northern California and this looks to be the strongest event of the year, so far. Significantly stronger north and east winds and extremely poor humidity values are forecast. Extreme caution should be taken to prevent new fire starts. Practice fire weather safety. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND POOR HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 214, 220, 221, AND 267...

* AFFECTED AREA...The Burney Basin area, the Motherlode, and the Sierra South of Highway 50.

* WIND...For the Valley, north to east wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 to 50 mph. For the mountains, north to east 25 to 35 mph, with gusts 40 to 60. Stronger gusts up to 70+ mph may be possible over ridges and through favored gaps and canyons during the night and morning hours.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum daytime humidity of 5 to 25 percent. Maximum overnight humidity generally between 15 and 40 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. 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: 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 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 Sacramento Valley In Yolo, Sacramento, Far Western Placer, Southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft - Excludes the Delta; Tahoe - Eldorado National Forest

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions through Friday Afternoon for Gusty Wind and Low Humidity... ...Critical to Extreme Fire Weather Conditions Late Sunday Morning through Tuesday afternoon Due to Strong Winds and Poor Humidity... .Critical fire weather conditions will continue through Friday afternoon. There will be a brief reprieve in the winds and poor humidity on Saturday. By Sunday morning, the next event arrives to northern California and this looks to be the strongest event of the year, so far. Significantly stronger north and east winds and extremely poor humidity values are forecast. Extreme caution should be taken to prevent new fire starts. Practice fire weather safety. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 263, 266, 268, 269, AND 279... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 263, 266, 268, 269, AND 279... The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* AFFECTED AREA... The Sacramento Valley, the northern San Joaquin Valley, the northern Sierra Foothills, and the Sierra north of highway 50. Fire Weather Zones 213, 215, 216, 217, 263, 266, 268, 269, and 279.

* WIND...Through Friday afternoon. North to east wind 15 to 25 mph gusting to 45 mph. Locally stronger gusts possible over ridges and through favored gaps and canyons during the night and morning hours. Late Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. For the Valley, north to east wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 to 50 mph. For the mountains, north to east 25 to 35 mph, with gusts 40 to 60. Stronger gusts up to 70+ mph may be possible over ridges and through favored gaps and canyons during the night and morning hours.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum daytime humidity of 5 to 25 percent. Maximum overnight humidity generally between 15 and 40 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning should be avoided. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong wind, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. 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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