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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
342 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

DISCUSSION... MILD AND DRY WEATHER GIVES WAY AS A MODERATELY STRONG PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVES IN LATE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BRINGING RAIN AND ACCUMULATING MOUNTAIN SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH SHOWERS CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY. A DRYING AND WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED STARTING SUNDAY AND LASTING AT LEAST THROUGH MID WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE REBUILDS OVER THE REGION.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
342 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........68-74 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 57-66
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........16-28 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........9 PERCENT DOWN.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
7 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 17 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING
MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........44-50 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 35-42
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........65-80 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 20 MPH
SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 16 TO 28 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOCAL GUSTS
UP TO 35 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............CLOUDY. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...RAIN LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........54-60 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 45-53
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........46-61 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 14 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WINDY. SOUTH WINDS 18 TO 30 MPH WITH LOCAL
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* LAL....................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR....................60 PERCENT.