Fuel Dryness

Moist - Little or no risk for large fires.
Dry - Low risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Very dry - Low/Moderate risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Data Unavailable.

High Risk Events

Hot and Dry

Missing Stations

  • Yurok
  • Whitmore Califo

California - North Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Thu
Apr 17
Apr 18
Apr 19
Apr 20
Apr 21
Apr 22
Apr 23
Apr 24
NC01 - North Coast
NC02 - Mid Coast
NC03A - Bay Area-Marine
NC03B - Diablo/Santa Cruz Mtns
NC04 - Northwestern Mtns
NC05 - Sacramento Valley
NC06 - Northeast CA
NC07 - Northern Sierra
NC08 - East Side


Scattered showers produced some low end wetting rain for many Nrn areas yesterday, especially the Eastern Sierra/Cascades. Drying behind this front over the weekend but not as warm & dry as earlier in the week. Next week promises to be cool and wet with another cold front bringing showers/wet T-storms late Mon-Tue. Long range models show an even stronger system by the end of next week that could produce widespread wetting rains and even snow to the mountains.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Dead fuels have been near record dry levels in many PSA's but probably have bottomed out with yesterdays cooler, more moist conditions and with an even cooler, more showery pattern next week. Low elevation PSA's will remain in the “ Dry ” category thru the weekend but then by early next week all PSA's should return to MOIST  conditions.

Annual grasses are in early stages of curing in some of the drier, and/or poorer soil areas at lower elevations, especially farther south.  Our post-winter snowpack remains at historical lows for mid-April, exposing fuels at mid to higher elevations to the elements significantly earlier than average dates.  

Most of Northern California remains in Severe to Extreme longer-term drought. For the latest drought map see:


North OPS:  Preparedness Level 1                 

National:      Preparedness Level 1

MACS Mode 2


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Forecasters: Basil 4/18/2014 0940 MDT