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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
500 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

DISCUSSION... HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS TODAY AND TUESDAY FOR WARM AND DRIER CONDITIONS. A PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY MOVE INLAND ACROSS NORCAL BEGINNING MID-WEEK BRINGING COOLER WEATHER WITH BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS. PRECIPITATION CHANCES SPREAD EAST FROM THE COAST RANGE ON WEDNESDAY INTO THE VALLEY AND NORTHERN SIERRA BY THURSDAY.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
500 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE IN THE MORNING. HAZY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........76-81 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 65-73
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........28-35 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........12 PERCENT DOWN.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 6 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH. LOCAL
AFTERNOON GUSTS 20-25 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLEAR. HAZY IN THE EVENING. AREAS
OF SMOKE THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........55-62 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 46-54
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........58-73 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........9 PERCENT DOWN.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
UP TO 7 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 14 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........75-81 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 65-73
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........18-33 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 8 TO 14 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 18 MPH. LOCAL AFTERNOON
GUSTS 25-30 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.