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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
332 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

DISCUSSION... ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERTURES WITH LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED THIS WEEK. LOCALLY BREEZY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS THROUGH THURSDAY OVER THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS, INITIALLY DRY, ARE POSSIBLE BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE SIERRA SOUTH OF LAKE TAHOE WITH BETTER CHANCES SPREADING ACROSS THE NORCAL HIGHER TERRAIN FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
332 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........64-71 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 52-62
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........34-49 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........5 PERCENT UP.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
NORTHEAST 4 TO 9 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 11 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
4 TO 9 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........94-99 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 80-90
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........12-17 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
WEST UP TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLEAR. AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........65-71 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 53-63
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........57-72 PERCENT.
* 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....WEST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL....................2 DECREASING TO 1 LATE IN THE EVENING.
* CWR....................10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING
MOSTLY CLOUDY. AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........90-95 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 76-86
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........17-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST UP TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH.
* LAL....................2 INCREASING TO 3 LATE IN THE MORNING.
* CWR....................10 PERCENT.