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Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley including Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, Northern Sutter, Butte County Below 1000 Ft; E Mendocino NF; Eastern Delta; Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF; Lake County Portion of Lake-Nappa-Sonoma RU; Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Fire Weather Watch for portions of the Valley and Surrounding Foothills this Weekend... .Surface high pressure building into Oregon Saturday morning behind a passing upper-level low pressure system will result in dry and gusty northerly winds over portions of the northern Central Valley and surrounding Foothills this weekend. The strongest winds are forecast to be on the west side of the Sacramento Valley, west of Interstate 5, and into Solano County. This band of strong winds will also affect the foothills of the coastal range, including Lake County. Locally dry gusty winds are also possible over the Northeast Foothills of the Sacramento Valley as gusty downslope winds develop Saturday night. The combination of gusty winds and hot and dry weather conditions could result in critical fire weather conditions. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 263, 264, 266, 267, AND 279...

* AFFECTED AREAS...Portions of the Central Valley and surrounding foothills.

* WIND...North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Afternoon minimum humidities as low as 8-12 percent and areas of very poor overnight recovery.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

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


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