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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
445 AM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

DISCUSSION... INCREASING MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE BEST CHANCE WILL BE IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE MAINLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE AREA FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN HOT THROUGH THE WEEK.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
445 AM PDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........88-93 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 74-84
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........20-27 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........4 PERCENT UP.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE WINDS UP TO 5 MPH BECOMING WEST 7 TO
13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH.
* LAL....................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR....................10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY. AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........64-71 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 52-62
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........41-54 PERCENT LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT
57-72 PERCENT HIGH ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS 4 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
UP TO 7 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST 4 TO 9 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL....................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN PARTLY
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........88-94 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 74-84
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........16-26 PERCENT LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT
22-37 PERCENT HIGH ELEVATIONS.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 6 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 5 TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....................1 INCREASING TO 4 LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO 3 LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR....................10 PERCENT.