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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
Lightning

Missing Stations

  • Big Sur
  • Devore
  • Ozena
  • Big Pine Flat
  • Converse
  • Squaw Lake
  • Squaw Lake
  • Oak Creek

California - South Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Parameters:


Predictive Service Area Thu
Dec 18
Fri
Dec 19
Sat
Dec 20
Sun
Dec 21
Mon
Dec 22
Tue
Dec 23
Wed
Dec 24
Thu
Dec 25
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

Weather
A dissipating trough will bring some light rain to Central California, mainly north of San Luis Obispo and Fresno Counties.  Rainfall amounts will generally be under a quarter of an inch.  Across the Sierras from Yosemite N.P. northward, 2-5 inches of snowfall will be possible this afternoon and evening.  The rest of the area will continue to see partly cloudy and cool weather again today.  Highs will be a few degrees below seasonal averages with afternoon readings in the 60s at lower elevations of Southern California to the 30s in the mountains.  The front will be east of the area Saturday and mostly sunny and slightly warmer temperatures are expected.  North winds of 15-25 mph with some gusts to 40 mph will be possible Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning across Santa Barbara County and the I-5 Corridor.  Strong high pressure offshore is expected to build into the area Sunday into the first part of next week which will lead to sunny and much warmer weather.  By Monday and Tuesday, some inland valley and lower foothills of Southern California may see readings in the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Local northeast winds of 10-20 mph will be possible during the night and morning hours Sunday night through Tuesday across the passes of Southern California.  Minimum RH may approach the teens during the afternoon hours early next week.  Conversely, the San Joaquin Valley will likely see extensive Tule Fog beginning next Sunday through Tuesday.  A trough dropping into the Great Basin will likely bring cooler, onshore flow back into the area by next Wednesday.  Temperatures are expected ease back toward normal readings by next Thursday or Friday.  Some light offshore winds may be possible toward the end of next week into the following weekend.  No precipitation is expected across the district next week

Fuels/Fire Potential

Little, if any, fire activity is expected through the period.  Live fuels will continue to exhibit rapid growth at lower elevations.  Dead fuel moisture may drop some next week, but fuels will not be receptive to ignition. 

Resources

CWCG Preparedness Level 2, MACS Mode 2

 

For more information about this product, please go to:

http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/outlooks/7-Day_Documentation.pdf

Forecasters: RK 12/19/2014 0805 MST