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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
311 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

DISCUSSION... HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE WEST COAST WILL CONTINUE WARM AND DRY WEATHER OVER INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR ANOTHER DAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT AND TERRAIN DRIVEN. A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING A COOLING TREND AND AN INCREASE IN WINDS TO THE AREA BEGINNING FRIDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
311 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........59-65 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 48-58
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........48-63 PERCENT LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT
59-74 PERCENT HIGH ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 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....NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........83-91 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 73-82
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........21-26 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
WEST 4 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
WEST 4 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........60-66 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 50-58
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........54-69 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
NORTHEAST UP TO 7 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........82-90 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 70-80
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........18-33 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE WINDS UP TO 5 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.