FIRE WEATHER AND INFO 8/11/18

DAILY FIRE WEATHER & FIRE INFO
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National Preparedness Level (PL 5 )

Southern California Area
Preparedness Level: (PL 4 )

Northern California Area
Preparedness Level (PL 4 )

SYNOP:
Thunderstorms imply gusty and erratic winds.
***Isolated wet thunderstorms over portions of Southern California***
***Sea breeze expected each afternoon through early next week***

A humid airmass continues to linger across Southern California which will result in a few late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The atmosphere is quite stable, so storms should be late in developing and will be few in number overall. Most of the storms will occur near the Sierra Crest south of Fresno County and across the San Bernardino and Cleveland National Forest. Expect cooler weather to overspread the region the next few days due to a return of the sea breeze. Highs, while much cooler than earlier in the week, will still be a few degrees above normal due to very warm sea surface temperatures. Expect readings in the 70s to lower 80s in the mountains to the 90s in the valleys and lower foothills. West winds of 20-30 mph will be possible in the Kern County Mountains, Antelope Valley and the Banning Pass as well as other areas prone to sea breeze conditions. Tuesday may be the coolest day of the outlook period as mid and high clouds from former Hurricane John pass by. Wednesday appears to be the transition day as another ridge builds over the area during the second half of next week. Expect warmer weather to return by next Thursday with valley highs back over 100. Thunderstorm chances will likely be limited to the Sierra Crest Monday through Wednesday, but look for a significant uptick in convection toward next weekend. Winds will be light after next Tuesday.

FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL INDEX FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY, WITH SOME
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE EACH DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS

SAT SUN
Inland Empire NONE NONE
San Bernardino County Mountains MODERATE LOW
High Desert Including Apple and Lucerne Valleys LOW LOW
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning MODERATE LOW

Flash Flood Codes: GREEN: NONE YELLOW: LOW ORANGE: MODERATE RED: HIGH

NWS LAS VEGAS SYNOP– (NORTH & EAST OF COUNTY)
Thunderstorm chances will remain in areas roughly along and east of a line from Barstow to Rachel today, then shift to areas north and east of Las Vegas for Sunday through early next week. Storms that develop over northwest Arizona today and drift toward the Colorado River Valley, eastern Clark and San Bernardino Counties have the potential of producing strong winds and heavy
rain. Temperatures will remain several degrees above normal over the weekend into early next week.
FORECAST DETAILS
Mohave/Clark/San Bernardino Countis

Complex of storms affecting Mohave County, Colorado River Valley, eastern Clark and eastern San Bernardino Counties this afternoon and evening.

Winds with gusts over 50 mph possible.
1 inch diameter hail possible.
Flash flood threat with any areas of prolonged rainfall.
Dust being picked up by strong winds leading to isolated regions of visibility 1 mile or less.

SUN-TUE
Probability of thunderstorms decreasing during the period.

SPECIAL NOTES:

DAILY FUELS/FIRE POTENTIAL:
Southwesterly flow aloft and a return of onshore flow should allow much better ventilation conditions the next few days. This will likely result in an earlier dissipation of morning inversions and much less smoke during the afternoon at locations impacted by the ongoing fires. However, these fires may become more active despite slightly cooler weather due to better mixing during the afternoon. More rapid rates of spread will be possible, especially in areas adjacent to afternoon sea breezes. Otherwise, expect lighter IA over the weekend into early next week. Out of region demand may be very high this weekend due to strong winds across many Geographic Areas to our north.

SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX: TODAY: GREY-NO RATING

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Thunderstorms imply gusty and erratic winds.

APPLE VALLEY / HESPERIA-VICTOR VALLEY (CAZ260):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny…becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..93 to 99. 24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.
Min humidity……..15 to 20 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……7 percent. LAL……………..1…becoming 2 late in the morning.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature…..68 to 75. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
Max humidity……..40 to 50 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 16 mph becoming south 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Gusts to 30 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……7 percent. LAL……………..2…becoming 1 early in the morning.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..91 to 98. 24 HR TREND……Down 3 degrees.
Min humidity……..20 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 8 to 18 mph. Gusts to 35 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……6 percent. LAL……………..1…becoming 2 late in the morning.

WRIGHTWOOD:
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph becoming east in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

PHELAN:
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

TRONA:
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 109. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 79. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 108. South wind 6 to 13 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 80. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN (CAZ228):
.SATURDAY… Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature:
* Valley floor….105-110. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
Min humidity:
* Valley floor….10-19 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….Southwest wind up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….South up to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….15 percent. LAL……………..1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index……..4.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature: Valley floor….71-76. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Max humidity: Valley floor….38-43 percent. 24 hr trend…..On average up 3 percent.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….Southwest wind up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….Southeast up to 10 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….15 percent. LAL……………..3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
* Haines Index……..4.

.SUNDAY… Sky/Weather………Sunny.
* Max temperature: Valley floor….104-109. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Min humidity: Valley floor….12-20 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….Southwest wind up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….South 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent. LAL……………..1.
* Haines Index……..3.

BAKER:
Saturday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 110. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 83. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 108. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 83. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph

SOUTHERN OWENS VALLEY / EAST SIERRA FOOTHILLS:
.SATURDAY… Sky/Weather………Mostly sunny. Haze through the day. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature: Valley floor….100-105. 7000 feet…….88-93. 24 hr trend…..On average down 2 degrees.
* Min humidity: Valley floor….7-12 percent. 7000 feet…….13-23 percent. 24 hr trend…..On average up 2 percent.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
* Upper slopes….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft msl….South up to 10 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….5 percent. LAL……………..1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index……..6.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/Weather….Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Haze through the night.
* Min temperature: Valley floor….66-71. 7000 feet…….38-43. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Max humidity: Valley floor….31-36 percent. 7000 feet…….43-48 percent.
* 24 hr trend…..On average up 9 percent.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Upper slopes….Southwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….South 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….5 percent. LAL……………..2 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
* Haines Index……..5.

.SUNDAY… Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature: Valley floor….99-104. 7000 feet…….84-89. 24 hr trend…..On average down 2 degrees.
* Min humidity: Valley floor….12-15 percent. 7000 feet…….21-31 percent. 24 hr trend…..On average up 6 percent.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* Upper slopes….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft msl….South 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….5 percent. LAL……………..1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index……..4.

INLAND EMPIRE (CAZ248):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..90 to 97. 24 HR TREND……Down 2 degrees.
Min humidity……..25 to 30 percent. 24 HR TREND……Up 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 12 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……5 percent. LAL……………..1.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.
Min temperature…..64 to 69. 24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.
Max humidity……..70 to 80 percent. 24 HR TREND……Up 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 12 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening becoming variable 3 to 6 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……2 percent. LAL……………..1.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.
Max temperature…..88 to 94. 24 HR TREND……Down 2 degrees.
Min humidity……..30 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 12 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……5 percent. LAL……………..1.

DEVORE:
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

CHINO HILLS:
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light southwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

COLTON:
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. (CAZ255/CAZ256):
.SATURDAY…Sky/weather………Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..74 to 84 above 6000 feet to 81 to 91 below 6000 feet. 24 HR TREND……Up 1 degree.
Min humidity….20 to 30 percent on desert slopes to 30 to 40 percent on coastal slopes. 24 HR TREND…Down 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..
SLOPES………..Winds west 6 to 14 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
RIDGETOP………Winds southeast around 6 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……14 percent .

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Sky/weather………Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature…..52 to 62 above 6000 feet to 57 to 67 below 6000 feet. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
Max humidity…40 to 50 percent on desert slopes to 60 to 70 percent on coastal slopes. 24 HR TREND…Up 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..
SLOPES………..Winds northwest 6 to 14 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
RIDGETOP………Winds west around 6 mph in the evening becoming variable 2 to 4 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……8 percent. LAL……………..2…becoming 1 early in the morning.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny…becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..71 to 81 above 6000 feet to 79 to 89 below 6000 feet. 24 HR TREND……Down 4 degrees.
Min humidity……25 to 30 percent on desert slopes to 30 to 40 percent on coastal slopes. 24 HR TREND…Up 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..
SLOPES………..Winds west 6 to 16 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.
RIDGETOP………Winds south 6 to 9 mph. Gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……8 percent. LAL……………..1…becoming 2 late in the morning.

BANNING PASS:
SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy…becoming mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..102 to 107. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
Min humidity……..20 to 25 percent. 24 HR TREND……Down 5 percent.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds northwest 6 to 14 mph becoming southeast 8 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……8 percent. LAL……………..1…becoming 2 late in the morning.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Sky/weather………Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature…..76 to 86. 24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.
Max humidity……..40 to 50 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds northwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 40 mph…becoming 30 mph after midnight.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……9 percent. LAL……………..2…becoming 1 early in the morning.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.
Max temperature…..101 to 106. 24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.
Min humidity……..20 to 25 percent. 24 HR TREND……Little change.
WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 11 to 21 mph. Gusts to 30 mph…becoming 40 mph in the afternoon.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……6 percent. LAL……………..1.

JOSHUA TREE AREA (CAZ261):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather…………………Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms .
* Max Temperature……………..90-103. 24 hr trend………………Little change.
* Min Humidity………………..21-28 pct. 24 hr trend………………4 pct drier.
* Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds…10000 FT MSL…………Southeast 5 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip…………….20 percent. CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…………….0 percent. LAL………………………..2.
* Haines High Level Index………3 or very low potential for large plume dominated fire growth.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… * Sky/weather……Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature……………..69-82. 24 hr trend………………Little change.
* Max Humidity………………..41-51 pct. 24 hr trend………………3 pct wetter.
* Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..West 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds…10000 FT MSL…………Light and variable in the evening becoming east 5 to 15 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip……20 percent in the evening becoming 0 percent after midnight. * CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…….0 percent.
* LAL………………………..2 in the evening becoming 1 after midnight.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather…………………Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature……………..87-101. 24 hr trend………………3 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity………………..23-31 pct. 24 hr trend………………3 pct wetter.
* Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds…10000 FT MSL…………Southeast 5 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip…………….0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…………….0 percent. LAL………………………..1.
* Haines High Level Index………3 or very low potential for large plume dominated fire growth.

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT. (CAZ229):
.SATURDAY… Sky/Weather………Mostly sunny then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature: Valley floor….107-112. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Min humidity: Valley floor….15-23 percent. 24 hr trend…..On average down 2 percent.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….South wind 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….Northeast up to 10 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent increasing to 35 percent in the afternoon. LAL……1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index……..5.
* Mixing height…….13700 ft agl.
* Transport winds…..South 10 to 15 knots.
* Ventilation………Excellent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature: Valley floor….78-83. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Max humidity: Valley floor….41-46 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….South wind up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….Northeast up to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….25 percent decreasing to 0 percent after midnight.
* LAL……………..3 decreasing to 1 after midnight. Haines Index……..4.

.SUNDAY… Sky/Weather………Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature: Valley floor….106-111. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Min humidity: Valley floor….15-21 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Valley floor….South wind up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….South up to 10 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent. LAL……………..1.
* Haines Index……..3.
* Mixing height…….16200 ft agl.
* Transport winds…..South around 10 knots.
* Ventilation………Excellent.

STATELINE – CLARK COUNTY BORDER:
SATURDAY… Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature: 4000 feet…….103-108. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Min humidity: 4000 feet…….14-20 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft msl….West up to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent increasing to 25 percent in the afternoon. LAL…….increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index……..6.
* Mixing height…….16000 ft agl.
* Transport winds…..Southwest around 10 knots in the morning becoming light.
* Ventilation………Very good.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/Weather………Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature: 4000 feet…….73-78. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Max humidity: 4000 feet…….41-46 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….South winds up to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft msl….Southwest up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….20 percent decreasing to 0 percent after midnight. LAL……3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
* Haines Index……..5.

.SUNDAY… Sky/Weather………Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature: 4000 feet…….101-106. 24 hr trend…..On average down 2 degrees.
* Min humidity: 4000 feet…….16-21 percent. 24 hr trend…..Little change.
* Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):
* Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming south up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft msl….Southwest up to 10 mph.
* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent. LAL……………..1.
* Haines Index……..4.
* Mixing height…….16500 ft agl.
* Transport winds…..Light winds.
* Ventilation………Very good.

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Thunderstorms imply gusty and erratic winds.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH AT
LEAST SATURDAY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND ANTELOPE VALLEY

LOS ANGELS CO. SAN GABRIEL VALLEY (CAZ247/CAZ249):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..88-97. 24 hr trend……Little change.
Min humidity……..25-40 percent. 24 hr trend……Up 3.
20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Marine layer……..500-700 ft asl.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Min temperature…..66-70.
Max humidity……..65-90 percent except 55-65 percent in the hills.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph early becoming variable 3-6 mph.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..88-97.
Min humidity……..30-45 percent.
20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..89-98. 24 hr trend……Down 3.
Min humidity……..25-40 percent. 24 hr trend……Up 4.
20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming south 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph by the afternoon.
Marine layer……..700 ft asl.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Min temperature…..62-71.
Max humidity……..65-80 percent.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph early becoming variable 3-6 mph.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..88-97.
Min humidity……..30-45 percent.
20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming south 6-12 mph with local gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..89-96. 24 hr trend……Down 4.
Min humidity……..18-25 percent. 24 hr trend……Up 7.
20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming south 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph by the afternoon.
Marine layer……..None.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Min temperature…..64-71.
Max humidity……..60-80 percent.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 6-12 with gusts to 20 mph early becoming south 6-12 mph.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..89-96.
Min humidity……..20-30 percent.
20-foot winds…….Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest 8-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph by the afternoon.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA:
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..83-92 except 74-79 coastal slopes and higher peaks. 24 hr trend……Down 4.
Min humidity……..30-45 percent except 50-65 percent coastal slopes and higher peaks. 24 hr trend……Up 6.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southeast 6-12 mph becoming southwest late in the afternoon.
Ridges/upr slopes….Variable 3-6 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph by the afternoon.
Marine layer……..700 ft asl.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Min temperature…..62-72.
Max humidity……..45-60 percent except 80-95 percent colder valleys.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southwest 6-12 mph with local canyon gusts to 20 mph early in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 3-6 mph.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southwest 6-12 mph in the evening becoming downslope 3-6 mph.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..83-91 except 79-81 coastal slopes and higher peaks.
Min humidity……..25-40 percent except 45-60 percent coastal slopes and higher peaks.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph with local canyon gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest 6-12 mph in the afternoon.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CAZ253):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature…..85-93 low elevations to 75-83 higher elevations. 24 hr trend……Little change.
Min humidity……..20-35 percent. 24 hr trend……Up 3.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southwest 6-12 mph becoming 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph by the afternoon.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southwest 6-12 mph.
Marine layer……..None.
LAL……………..2. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature…..62-72.
Max humidity……..35-50 percent except 55-65 percent colder valleys.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southwest 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening becoming 6-12 mph.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southwest 6-12 mph.
LAL……………..2. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..85-93 low elevations to 74-82 higher elevations.
Min humidity……..20-35 percent.
20-foot winds…….
Valleys/lwr slopes…Southwest 6-12 mph becoming 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph by the afternoon.
Ridges/upr slopes….Southwest 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

ANTELOPE VALLEY (CAZ259):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..91-101. 24 hr trend……Little change.
Min humidity……..12-20 percent. 24 hr trend……Little change.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 6-12 mph becoming 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph by the afternoon. Isolated gusts to 45 mph near Lake Palmdale.
Marine layer……..None.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Min temperature…..65-75.
Max humidity……..40-50 percent.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Isolated gusts to 45 mph near Lake Palmdale.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Partly cloudy.
Max temperature…..90-100. Min humidity……..15-25 percent.
20-foot winds…….Southwest 6-12 mph becoming 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph by the afternoon. Isolated gusts to 45 mph near Lake Palmdale.
LAL……………..1. CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.’

KERN CO. DESERTS (CAZ298):
.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.
Max Temperature…..100-106. 24 HR Trend……Little change.
Min Humidity……..9-15 percent. 24 HR Trend……Up 5 percent.
20-Foot Winds…….South to southwest 10-20 mph.
LAL……………..1.
Ventilation………Excellent.
Mixing height…….11800 ft AGL.
Transport Winds…..Southwest around 10 mph.
Chc Wetting Rain….0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.
Min Temperature…..69-79. 24 HR Trend……Little change.
Max Humidity……..35-50 percent. 24 HR Trend……Up 2-8 percent.
20-Foot Winds…….Southwest 10-20 mph.
LAL……………..1. Chc Wetting Rain….0 percent.

.SUNDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.
Max Temperature…..99-105. 24 HR Trend……Little change.
Min Humidity……..11-18 percent. 24 HR Trend……Up 2-4 percent.
20-Foot Winds…….Southwest 8-15 mph in the morning increasing to 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
LAL……………..1.
Ventilation………Excellent.
Mixing height…….14000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds…..Southwest around 10 mph.
Chc Wetting Rain….0 percent.

La Jolla CA
Beach Hazards Statement until August 12, 12:00 AM PDT
* High Tides… Newport Beach: 7.06 FT at 9:06 PM this evening.
6.96 FT at 9:53 PM Saturday.
La Jolla: 7.06 FT at 9:01 PM this evening.
6.95 FT at 9:48 PM Saturday.

* Surf…3 to 5 ft. Sets 6 to 7 ft this afternoon. Highest surf on south-facing beaches in Orange County.

* Timing…During the evening high tides through Saturday.

* Locations…Areas susceptible to flooding during high tides,particularly Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa, Oceanside Beach and Imperial Beach

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Sunday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 69. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Poway CA
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

CEDAR CITY Ut.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the western two thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Active wildfires over central Utah will generate an extensive area of smoke for central and eastern Utah through tonight. Reduced visibilities are expected as a result of these fires.

Isolated thunderstorms will develop once again across the higher terrain of southern Utah this afternoon. Gusty winds will be the main impact from this thunderstorm activity.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday

Moisture pooled across southern Utah will gradually work north across the outlook area this weekend. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will advance into the central and northeast mountains Saturday, then increase in areal coverage across much of the outlook area Sunday. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible both days, with the best chance remaining across the southern half of Utah.

Moisture will linger across the area during the first half of the new week. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms are expected each day, with the best chance for this activity remaining across southern and eastern Utah.

Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight.

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THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY:
2012: Strong microburst winds from thunderstorms hit south Corona (measured at 88 mph) and Temecula (estimated winds 65 mph). Residential property suffered damage to fences and trees.

1989: One of the most severe convective outbreaks of record in Southern California began on 8/7 and climaxed on this day.

1971: Each day starting on this day to 8/13 it was 100° in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record. This also occurred five other days.

1965: A heavy thunderstorm struck Redlands. Flash floods went into some homes and businesses in Redlands. Two youths were rescued after being swept nearly two miles down a storm drain system.
1933: A heat wave began on 8/10 and ended on 8/13 in the valleys; temperatures topped 110° for several consecutive days.

1891: Thunderstorms in the mountains above Redlands and Rialto dropped intense rain. Flash floods in the Zanja drainage crossed a street at ten feet deep. Some squatters and natives were drowned and their tents and belongings were washed into Redlands. Rialto and San Bernardino also reported debris flows.

1873: 1.95 inches of rain fell in San Diego from a tropical storm on this day and on 8/12. 1.72 inches fell in Paradise Valley (SE San Diego). Nearly three inches fell in “Cajon Ranch” (probably El Cajon). This was called the greatest summer rainfall in history. The previous daily August rainfall record was 0.31 inch in 1867. One foot of water was reported on the ground in Cajon Ranch. Winds “stiffened up to quite a gale”. Damage was done to roof tops and trees were felled.
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TROPICAL EAST PACIFIC REPORT:
For the eastern North Pacific…east of 140 degrees west longitude:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Kristy, located more than a thousand miles west of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

A concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms centered a little more than 600 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico is associated with a tropical wave. This activity has become a little better organized since yesterday, and conditions appear to be favorable for some development of this system by the middle of next week while the disturbance moves westward away from the coast of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.

Tropical Storm Kristy Advisory Number 18

…KRISTY NOW WEAKENING MORE RAPIDLY…

SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…21.0N 130.4W
ABOUT 1320 MI…2120 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB…29.50 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kristy was located near latitude 21.0 North, longitude 130.4 West. Kristy is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn
toward the northwest and a slower forward speed are expected later today, and a turn toward the west-northwest is expected by Sunday.

Satellite wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is expected for the next couple of days, and Kristy is
forecast to become a remnant low on Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0735 hrs. TEMP: 710 RH: 57% WIND: W 4 G 10
1.79” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE OCT. 1st/20 Yr Avg: 7.12” : MONTH:0.00” YTD S/F: 0.00” /
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FIRES: UPDATED

National Preparedness Level (PL 5)

Initial Attack Activity: Light (84 fires)
New large incidents: 6
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires:** 52
Area Command teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 14
Type 2 IMTs committed: 18

On August 9th a firefighter with CAL FIRE Butte Unit was fatally injured in a vehicle accident while assigned to the Carr fire near Redding, CA. The firefighting community extends condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

One hundred thirty-eight fireline management personnel from Australia and New Zealand are assigned to support large fires in the California and Northwest Areas.

Two MAFFS C-130 airtankers and support personnel from the 152nd Airlift Wing (Nevada Air National Guard), one from the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) and one from the 302nd Airlift Wing (Colorado Springs, Air Force Reserve) have been deployed to McClellan Airfield, CA in support of wildland fire operations.

One RC-26 aircraft with Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) capability and support personnel from the 141st Air Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard) has been deployed to Spokane, WA in support of wildland fire operations in the West.

Active Incident Resource Summary
GACC Incidents Cumulative Acres Crews Engines Helicopters Total Personnel
AICC 1 27,194 2 0 2 84
NWCC 27 280,102 280 524 68 10,775
ONCC 10 523,931 149 747 49 9,816
OSCC 9 166,966 69 320 40 3,960
NRCC 18 13,537 38 60 16 1,647
GBCC 19 431,085 56 138 24 2,457
SWCC 10 25,464 5 12 1 196
RMCC 14 76,094 26 58 16 1,185
EACC 0 0 0 0 0 0
SACC 2 1,875 0 5 0 16
Total 110 1,546,248 625 1,864 216 30,136

August 10, 2018
One hundred large fires have burn about 1.7 million acres across the United States. Despite very hot temperatures yesterday, firefighters were able to contain 17 large fires.
Daily statistics 8/10/18
Number of new large fires 9 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes. 100 Alaska (17)
Arizona (13)
California (9)
Colorado (12)
Hawaii (1)
Idaho (9)
Montana (7)
Nevada (3)
New Mexico (3)
Oregon (9)
Utah (7)
Washington (8)
Wyoming (2)
Acres from active fires 1,672,102
Fires contained 17

CDF FIRES TO DATE (STATE LANDS SRA)
NUMBER OF FIRES AND ACRES:
Interval Fires Acres
January 1, 2018 through August 5, 2018 3,981 629,531
January 1, 2017 through August 5, 2017 3,662 223,238
5 year average (same interval) 3,599 128,587
2018 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 4,723 749,770

Southern California Area (PL 4 )
New fires: 16
New large incidents: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4
NIMOs Committed 1
Type 1 IMTs committed:
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
2

Unified Command
Holy, Vegetation Fire, Orange County, Update
Holy Jim Canyon/ Trabuco Canyon
Federal DPA, FRA, Cleveland National Forest
• 19,107 acres (+970 acres), grass, brush and timber,10% contained (+5% containment)
• CA Fed IMT-SoCal 1 (Fogle) in command
• Unified Command with USFS, CAL FIRE, and Orange County Fire, Orange County Sheriff, Riverside County Sheriff and California Highway Patrol
• Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and group torching
• Continued structure threat
• Mandatory evacuation orders for Mayhew/Sycamore Creek, Glen Eden, Horsethief, Rice Canyon, Rice Lake, McVickers, Machado, South El Cariso, and Riverside remain in effect
• Hwy 74 remains closed in both directions
• Threat to critical infrastructure
Donnell, Vegetation Fire, Tuolumne County, Update
Donnell Lake Area in the Carson Iceberg wilderness
Federal DPA, FRA, Stanislaus National Forest
• 23,824 acres (+0 acres) brush and timber 5% contained (+0% containment)
• CA Fed IMT – CentralCal (Arroyo) in command
• Unified Command with USFS, Tuolumne County Fire and Tuolumne County Sheriff
• Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and group torching
• Continued closure of Hwy 108
• Mandatory evacuations remain along the 5N01 Road
• Closure for the Summit and Calaveras Ranger Districts within the fire
• Closure of the entire Carson Iceberg Wilderness
• The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Hwy 108 and Hwy 4
• Threat to critical infrastructure
Ferguson, Vegetation Fire, Mariposa County, Update
Highway 140 x Savages Trading Post
Federal DPA, FRA Sierra National Forest/Stanislaus National Forest
• 95,544 acres (+0 acres) brush and timber, 82% contained (+2% containment)
• CA Fed IMT – 3 (von Tillow) in command
• Park Service and Forest Service are in joint delegation
• Active fire behavior with flanking, single tree torching and group torching
• Mandatory evacuations for Yosemite Village, and Yosemite West
• Road closures: Hwy 140 at Parkline and Henness Ridge Drive
• Yosemite National Park will be closed until further notice
• Threats to critical infrastructure
• Transmission lines along Hwy 140 and Yosemite National Park remain threatened
• Fire is burning in a high tree mortality area
Federal
Lions, Vegetation Fire, Madera County, Update
Lion Point, in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area
Federal DPA, FRA, Sierra NF/Inyo NF
• 8,854 acres (+75 acres) brush and timber, 70% contained (+0% containment)
• Full suppression strategy
• Active fire behavior with flanking, group torching and short range spotting
• Steep terrain, remote, high elevation, difficult access
• Fire is burning in a high tree mortality area
Cranston Fire: more info…
Updated: August 10, 2018 12:57 pm
County: Riverside County
Location: off Highway 74 and Control Road, east of Hemet
Acres Burned – Containment: 13,139 acres 100% contained *** This was not a CAL FIRE incident. For more information click the link.

Northern California Area (PL 4 )
New fires: 20
New large incidents: 1
Uncontained large fires: 8
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

Date Time News and Notes
08/10/2018 1900 CA-SHU Hat Fire: 1,900 acres, brush and timber, 25% contained with an active rate of spread. Reduction in fire size due to accurate mapping. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 11 PM Saturday. Evacuations are in place. The community of Fall River Mills is threatened as well as the Pit One Power House, 60kV powerlines. Highway 299 is closed at Grade Road.
08/10/2018 1900 CA-SHF Hirz Fire: 280 acres, grass, brush, timber, 10% contained with an active rate of spread. Total of three fires in the immediate area (Hirz, Moore, Point). The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 11 PM Saturday. The fire will continue to crest over the Hirz Mountain ridge and back down into the north fork of Salt Creek, spreading West and North along Gillman Road. The fire threatens the residences along the Hirz Mountain Lookout Road, multiple residences along Gilman Road and the Salt Creek drainage.
08/10/2018 1900 CA-PNF Murphy Fire: 117 acres, grass, timber, snags, large woody material, 90% contained with a minimal rate of spread. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 11 PM Saturday. Infrastructure currently threatened includes the Hwy 70 corridor, major PG&E transmission lines for Northeastern CA, powerhouses, railroad infrastructure, and commercial businesses along the river corridor. Highway 70 is open to controlled traffic.
08/10/2018 1900 CA-WNP Carr Fire: 183,633 acres grass, oak woodland, timber, 53% contained with an active rate of spread. There will be a significant increase in acres due to the firing operations in the north end of the fire. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 11 PM Saturday. 1,077 residences have been destroyed and 191 residences have been damaged; 500 outbuildings are destroyed. The impact to the City of Redding has been mitigated and Redding FD has withdrawn from unified command. Repopulation for Lewiston community north of Highway 299 to Kinny Camp Road west of County Line Road to Trinity Dam Blvd. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for 65 civilians. Evacuation centers are open at Shasta College (48 evacuees); Trinity High School closed this morning. Infrastructure currently threatened or impacted include: Chappie Off Highway Vehicle Park (BLM); active and historic mining sites; Heritage sites of the Wintu Native American Tribe; Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) 115KV and 230 KV power lines; Shasta County Landfill; REU power generation plant; timberland (both private & federal). Shasta Bally repeater has limited operability due to damage from the fire. This repeater is critical to the public safety radio system. A mobile repeater is being placed on Sugarloaf. The South Fork Repeater site has sustained major damage. This site hosts the local AM/FM radio stations and local TV, including local news. Other components damaged at the site include AT&T cellular site. Highway 299 is open to the public during specified times; 1200 – 1400 with a pilot car and 1800 – 0500 with a pilot car – from the Visitor’s Center to Sand House.

08/10/2018 1900 CA-MEU Mendocino Complex: 312,447 acres grass, brush, timber, 60% contained (complex is comprised of both the River and Ranch incidents). The Northern edge of the Ranch fire was very active this afternoon. Ranch fire: 263,527 acres oak woodland, brush 53% contained. The River fire had no movement last night. River fire: 48,920 acres grass, oak woodland, 90% contained. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Red Flag Warning until 11 PM Saturday. Damage assessments have found 118 residences, 110 minor structures, and 1 multiple residence destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing. Approximately 2,000 civilians are under evacuation orders and 180 civilians are in the advisory area. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for Lake County including the communities of Bartlett Springs, Long Valley, Lake Pillsbury Basin, Bear Creek, and Pine Mountain. Mandatory evacuations continue for Western Colusa County include the communities of Lodoga, Leesville, Wilbur Springs, Stonyford, Century Ranch and surrounding areas. The Ranch fire poses a continued threat to 115kV powerlines. The River fire threatens a FAA radio communication link control tower. A National Guard UAV asset is assisting with intelligence gathering and is providing extremely valuable perimeter data to the incident.

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