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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
602 AM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

DISCUSSION... A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM IS MOVING EASTWARD LEAVING US WITH MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS TODAY EXCEPT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE SIERRA CREST. A STRONGER STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT NORCAL EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH WIDESPREAD RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
602 AM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLOUDY. AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........67-72 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 56-66
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........37-48 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE WINDS UP TO 5 MPH BECOMING WEST 4 TO
9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 8 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........41-47 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 31-41
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........85-97 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING
BECOMING DRAINAGE UP TO 5 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH IN THE EVENING
BECOMING VARIABLE UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL....................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN
CLEARING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........67-73 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 55-65
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........29-44 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST 7 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.