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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
139 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

DISCUSSION... WEATHER SYSTEM IS BRINGING WETTING RAINS TO MUCH OF NORCAL TODAY. STRONG GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DECREASING OVERNIGHT. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. A FEW INCHES OF SIERRA SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER MAJOR PASS LEVELS INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. MOUNTAIN SHOWERS LINGER INTO SUNDAY WITH DRY WEATHER RETURNING BY MONDAY. ANOTHER WET SYSTEM ARRIVES LATE NEXT WEEK.

NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
139 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............MOSTLY CLOUDY. AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AT
HIGHER ELEVATIONS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...SNOW SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........39-44 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 29-36
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........93-99 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........49 PERCENT UP.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 13 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WINDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 32 MPH.
* LAL....................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* CWR....................50 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........53-59 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 43-51
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* 24 HR TREND..........LITTLE CHANGE.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........43-58 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND..........9 PERCENT UP.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
WEST UP TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....BREEZY. SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 26 MPH BECOMING
WEST 6 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE........38-44 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 30-36
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...........73-88 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER............PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE........56-61 LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXCEPT 47-53
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...........29-44 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS..........
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST WINDS 5 TO 11 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
SOUTHWEST UP TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST WINDS 4 TO 10 MPH IN THE MORNING
BECOMING VARIABLE UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL....................1.
* CWR....................0 PERCENT.