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Posted on: October 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire Weather Watch In Effect Through Sunday, October 29, 2023

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Fire Weather Watch Forecast Image - 10/26/2023

Fire Weather Watch In Effect Through Sunday, October 29, 2023

 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE ZONES 502,504,512,514,515...

 

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from late Friday (10/27) night through Sunday (10/29) afternoon.

 

AFFECTED AREA:

Fire Weather Zone 502 Marin Coastal Range, Fire Weather Zone 504 North Bay Interior Mountains, Fire Weather Zone 512 Santa Cruz Mountains, Fire Weather Zone 514 Eastern Santa Clara Hills and Fire Weather Zone 515 East Bay Hills.

 

* WINDS:

North-northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Highest ridgetops and peaks may see gusts up to 50 mph.

 

RELATIVE HUMIDITY:

Minimum relative humidity as low as 15 to 25 percent on Saturday and Sunday. Poor relative humidity recoveries overnight in the 25 to 45 percent range.

 

IMPACTS:

The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

 

View Fire Weather Zones: https://www.weather.gov/media/pimar/FireZone/ca_n_firezone.pdf

View updated weather forecast: https://www.weather.gov/mtr/

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