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

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

California - South Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Friday, Jan 30, 2015 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Thu
Jan 29
Jan 30
Jan 31
Feb 1
Feb 2
Feb 3
Feb 4
Feb 5
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

A low pressure area which is currently located near San Diego County will continue to generate scattered light showers over the area today.  Most of the precipitation will occur from Los Angeles County south and eastward as well as the deserts south of I-15.  Most areas will only see a trace to a tenth of an inch of rain, but the eastern slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Cleveland National Forest and the low desert may see over a half inch of rain.  The rest of the area will remain cloudy with temperatures near seasonal averages.  Highs will reach the lower 70s in the valleys to the 50s in the mountains.  The low will move into Arizona Saturday.  Some gusty north winds of 15-30 mph will be possible across the I-5 Corridor and areas near the Owens Valley throughout the day.  Sunday, expect sunny and warmer weather as a ridge begins to build into the region.  Light offshore winds of 15-25 mph will develop late Saturday night which will last through the morning hours Sunday.  The rest of next week looks sunny and warm with light winds.  Highs will climb a bit each day and by the middle of next week, highs will be near 80 in the valleys and lower foothills.  A trough entering Northern California may bring some cooling along with onshore flow by next Thursday.  Some rain may occur over the northern part of the state late next week, but the bulk of the precipitation will remain north of the district.  No significant precipitation is expected the next 7 to 10 days.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Large fire potential will remain low through the period.  No significant fire activity is expected this weekend, even in windier areas due to greenup and recent rainfall.  Some light IA may occur next week as sunny and warmer weather returns, but light winds should keep rates of spread low.  Little resource demand is expected through the period.


CWCG Preparedness Level 2, MACS Mode 2


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Forecasters: RK 1/30/2015 0755 MST