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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
527 AM PDT TUE SEP 2 2014

DISCUSSION... A DRY LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL BRING COOLER, NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH CONTINUED DRY WEATHER. ONSHORE FLOW WILL BRING IMPROVED HUMIDITY RECOVERY TONIGHT ALONG WITH BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE SIERRA. LOCALLY BREEZY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THEN EXTENDING INTO THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA. THESE WINDS WILL LIKELY BRING LOW HUMIDITY AND POOR TO MODERATE RECOVERIES ALONG THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN AND WESTERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
527 AM PDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........86-92 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 74-83
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........16-21 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 7 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 13 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........58-65 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 47-57
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........49-61 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 11 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST UP TO 8 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 9 TO 15 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS UP TO
25 MPH IN THE EVENING.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........82-87 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 70-78
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........18-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 5 TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 11 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.