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, Oct 24, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Thu
Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
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


Strong high pressure over the Desert Southwest will cause temperatures to remain around 10 degrees above normal today, with upper 60s and 70s in the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens away from the coastal areas today.  A Pacific trough moving into the West Coast will bring a significant cooling trend and much higher humidity to the region this weekend.  Scattered showers with less than a quarter inch of rainfall will occur from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward Saturday.  South to west winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.  The marine layer will deepen greatly this weekend, with morning low clouds and fog making it over the lower coastal mountain slopes by Sunday morning.  A ridge of high pressure will build into the region from the south bringing a warming and drying trend to the region Monday through the middle of next week.  Winds will be light Monday through the middle of next week.

Fuels/Fire Potential

Without significant offshore winds accompanied with low humidity, the potential for large fire will remain low across the region through the forecast period.  Also, no significant rainfall events are anticipated in the foreseeable future to put an end to fire season.  Expect light initial attack to continue across the region through the forecast period.


CWCG Preparedness Level 3, MACS Mode 2


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Forecasters: Shameson 10/24/2014 0846 MDT