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

Windy and Dry

Missing Stations

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California - South Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Tue
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30
Dec 1
Dec 2
SC01 - Eastern Sierra
SC02 - Central Sierra
SC03 - Southern Sierra
SC04 - Sierra Foothills
SC05 - Central Valley
SC06 - Central Coast Interior
SC07 - Central Coast
SC08 - South Coast
SC09 - Western Mountains
SC10 - Eastern Mountains
SC11 - Southern Mountains
SC12 - Lower Deserts
SC13 - Eastern Deserts
SC14 - Central Mojave
SC15 - Upper Deserts
SC16 - Northern Deserts


***Near record heat along with very low humidity through Thursday***

Strong high pressure over California will bring near record heat away from the San Joaquin Valley through Thursday, with mid 60s to mid 70s in the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  The ridge will weaken bringing around 5 degrees of cooling Friday.  Minimum humidity will remain mainly in the single digits and teens away from the Central Valley and the coast through Friday.  There will be local northeast to east winds of 10 to 20 mph across the mountains of San Diego County this morning, otherwise winds will be light and variable through Friday.  A Pacific storm will bring near to below normal temperatures to the region Saturday through early next week.  This storm will bring showers from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward starting Saturday morning and move across the rest of Central California by Sunday morning.  Showers are not expected to move inland across Southern California until Monday night.  At this time, showers are expected to end across the entire region by Tuesday night.  Significant precipitation is still expected with this storm; however the heaviest precipitation keeps getting delayed with each computer model run.  There will be strong southerly winds over the mountain ridges prior to the center of the storm making landfall Saturday through Monday.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Even though it will be warm and very dry through Friday, the potential for large fire will be low across the region due to light winds.  Expect light initial attack activity through Friday.  There will be little or no fire activity across the region this weekend through early next week as temperatures drop to below normal and humidity becomes high.  Dead fuel and soil moisture will increase rapidly as significant rainfall eventually moves across the entire region.  As the soil moisture gets replenished, expect the moisture in the live fuels to increase more rapidly. 


CWCG Preparedness Level 2, MACS Mode 2


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Forecasters: Shameson 11/26/2014 0849 MST