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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening


Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening for the Delta and Much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feet

Gusty north to northeast winds will develop late Sunday night and continue through Tuesday across the Delta, the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys, Coastal Range, and the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Plumas County mountains, and adjacent foothills for elevations up through 5500 feet. The strongest, most impactful winds are expected over the Delta and the west side of the Valley on Monday. For the Sierra, the strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. These winds combined with low humidity and dry fuels may lead to critical fire weather conditions into Tuesday evening.

Southern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 ft. Includes portions of Calaveras-Tuolumne Unit- Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of Shasta-Trinity and Butte Units- Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of Nevada-Yuba-Placer-Amador and ElDorado Units- Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF/S West of the Sierra Crest (West of Evans Peak-Grizzly Peak- Beckworth Peak)- Northern Sierra Including the Tahoe and ElDorado NF/S West of the Sierra Crest-

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The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA: Western slopes and adjacent foothills of the northern Sierra and Plumas County mountains up to 5500 feet, including portions of fire weather zones 220, 266, 267, 268, and 269. This includes portions of the Dixie Fire and Caldor Fire.

* WIND: North to northeast wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, locally higher near favored gaps and canyons, will develop Monday and continue Tuesday.

* HUMIDITY: Minimum humidity 10 to 20 percent. Overnight recoveries 25 to 50 percent.

Any fires that develop 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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