SBD FIRE WEATHER AND INFO 10/13/17

DAILY FIRE WEATHER & FIRE INFO            

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Date: 10/13/17
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DAYS NO R.F. @ STA.: 32

 

National Preparedness Level 3 

Southern California Area

Preparedness Level: (PL 3) 

Northern California Area

Preparedness Level (PL 4) SYNOP:

Critical fire weather conditions possible mainly in and near

the Inland Empire and Santa Ana Mountains late Saturday morning

through midday Sunday due to moderate Santa Ana Winds

***Gusty north winds across Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine tonight***

***Strong offshore winds across Southern California Saturday morning through Sunday morning***

***Very warm and dry Saturday through Monday***

The back side of a Pacific trough will bring near normal temperatures to much of the area today, with 60s to low 70s across the mountains and mid 70s to mid 80s in the valleys. A ridge of high pressure moving northward from Mexico will bring significant warming Saturday through Monday. Most valley locations across Southern California will receive maximum temperatures in the 90s during this time. Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens across the region through Monday. North winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across much of Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine tonight. Winds will become northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California Saturday morning and continue through Sunday morning. Winds will become light Sunday night and Monday. The ridge over California will weaken and a Pacific trough will drop down the West Coast bringing a gradual cooling trend and increase in humidity Tuesday through the end of next week. There will be gusty westerly winds across the mountains and deserts Tuesday through the end of next week.

 NWS LAS VEGAS SYNOP– (NORTH & EAST OF COUNTY)

North winds will increase down the Colorado River  Valley behind the passage of a cold front. Critical fuels and low  relative humidity will elevate the threat for erratic fire behavior.  Minimum humidity values will range between 5-10 percent Saturday  afternoon while values only recover to 15-20 percent Saturday night.

 

Lake Mead National Recreation Area/Colorado River

North wind increasing between 8 am – 11 am Saturday

Sustained wind 20-30 mph, gusts up to 45 mph

Wind will start to subside between 10 am – 2 pm Sunday

Wave Heights

Lake Mead 1-2 feet

Lake Mohave 1-3 feet

Minimum Relative Humidity

5-10 percent Saturday afternoon, recovering only to 15-20 percent Saturday night

 

SPECIAL NOTES:

Changes Since Last Briefing:

Confidence has increased for a moderate Santa Ana wind event. This will bring a period of strong gusty winds from the San Bernardino County Mountains through the Inland Empire and Santa Ana Mountains into inland Orange County as well as very low humidity. Best chances of critical fire weather conditions is late morning Saturday through midday Sunday.

Weather Summary

High pressure will build over the Great Basin Saturday and combine with mountain waves from the San Bernardino Mountains and bring strong gusty winds late morning Saturday through midday Sunday. This will be accompanied by very low humidity and dry fuels.  Winds will decrease by Sunday afternoon, but humidity will continue to be low through Monday.

Weather Threats and Impacts:

Strong winds and low humidity will cause critical fire weather conditions.

Forecast Winds:

  • Areas of northeast winds 20 to 30 MPH with local gusts to 50 MPH.  Strongest winds will be through and below passes and canyons.

 

Confidence: Moderately high.

Forecast Relative Humidity:

Humidity will fall to 7 to 10 percent in many areas, including the valleys and mountain slopes, Saturday with 5 to 10 percent humidity possible Sunday.  Nighttime recovery will be poor.

Confidence: High

Timing:

  • WInds will increase late Saturday morning and continue through mid-afternoon.  Some decrease in winds will occur late Saturday into Saturday evening before increasing again late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  Winds will decrease midday and afternoon Sunday.  Relative humidity will be low late-morning Saturday through Monday.

Confidence: High

 

Locations Impacted:

  • San Bernardino County Mountains (especially southwest slopes and near Cajon Pass)
  • Inland Empire
  • Santa Ana Mountains
  • Inland Orange County (mainly near the Santa Ana Mountains)

 

 

BI-MONTHLY FUELS DISCUSSION

For Southern and Central California

 

Updated: Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Next Routine Update: Thursday, October 26th, 2017

 

General Discussion:

 

September ended much like it began; hot and dry. An offshore flow along with high pressure along the coast resulted in well above normal temperatures with very low daytime RH. The heatwave ended after the first few days of October, but a strong offshore wind event occurred on the 8-9th which resulted in a drastic upswing in fire activity across the state. North winds brought a drying wind to Central and Northern California and large

fires erupted in Napa and Sonoma Counties. In Southern California, a new start just west of last month’s Canyon fire grew rapidly in the space of a few hours consuming 24 residences and thousands of acres. The flames were fanned by strong Santa Ana winds with gusts over 60 mph during the afternoon of the 9th.

 

The rapid growth of fire activity underscores the dangerous fuel conditions across the area. NFDRS calculations show dead fuel moisture is near or even surpassing record dryness levels across much of Southern California. During the fires, all fuel types burned actively, and at times, explosively. The combination of extremely dry fuels, a heavy growth from last year’s rain and a high dead fuel component will allow for very

rapid rates of spread and aggressive fire behavior during hot or windy periods. Only a heavy rainfall will lower the potential for large fires much in the long term. For most, a chance of significant wetting rains is several

weeks away.

 

DAILY FUELS/FIRE POTENTIAL:

There will be an elevated risk for large fire across Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine tonight due to gusty north winds and low humidity. Most of Southern California from the mountains westward will have a high risk for large fire this weekend as strong northeast winds combine with single digit humidity and very warm temperatures. Rapid rates of spread and long range spotting will be likely if a new ignition were to start in a windy area tonight through this weekend. Both the live and dead fuels are extremely dry and will be very receptive to new ignitions. New large fires will be able to burn activity at night due to poor humidity recovery. The potential for large fire will decrease significantly Monday as winds become light, but active burning will continue on any large fires as very warm and dry conditions continue. The large fire threat will become low across the entire area Tuesday through the end of next week as temperatures cool and humidity increases. Expect moderate to heavy initial attack activity through this weekend and then light IA activity next week.

 

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

 

ZONE 1: L.A. – VENTURA; NO RATE OCT. 14 / 15 MODERATE

 

ZONE 2: ORANGE-INLAND EMPIRE: NO RATE OCT 14/15 MARGINAL

 

ZONE 3: SAN DIEGO: NO RATE OCT 14/15 MARGINAL

 

ZONE 4: SANTA BARBARA: NO RATE OCT 13 MARGINAL

 

————————————————————————————–APPLE VALLEY / HESPERIA-VICTOR VALLEY (CAZ260):

.FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..77 to 83.

24 HR TREND……Up 2 degrees.

Min humidity……..5 to 10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west around 6 mph.

LAL……………..1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.

Min temperature…..41 to 50.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

Max humidity……..20 to 30 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 10 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 9 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

LAL……………..1.

.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..76 to 81.

24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.

Min humidity……..5 to 10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds northeast 6 to 11 mph with gusts to 25

mph.

LAL……………..1.

 WRIGHTWOOD:

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the evening.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

 PHELAN:

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

 TRONA:

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 49. North wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph

 

BARSTOW / DAGGETT / BAKER / FT. IRWIN (CAZ228):

FRIDAY…

* Sky/Weather………Sunny.

* Max temperature:

*     Valley floor….85-90.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Min humidity:

*     Valley floor….6-9 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..On average down 2 percent.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….Southwest 15 to 25 mph.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..4.

 

.FRIDAY NIGHT…

* Sky/Weather………Mostly clear.

* Min temperature:

*     Valley floor….45-50.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Max humidity:

*     Valley floor….18-23 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..On average down 5 percent.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….Northwest wind up to 10 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….West 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph

after midnight.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..5.

 

.SATURDAY…

* Sky/Weather………Sunny.

* Max temperature:

*     Valley floor….85-90.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Min humidity:

*     Valley floor….5-8 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….North wind 10 to 15 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….Northwest 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the

afternoon.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..5.

 

SOUTHERN OWENS VALLEY / EAST SIERRA FOOTHILLS:

FRIDAY… * Sky/Weather………Sunny.  * Max temperature:  *     Valley floor….76-81.  *     7000 feet…….66-71.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Min humidity:  *     Valley floor….5-7 percent.  *     7000 feet…….5-10 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph.  *     Upper slopes….West winds up to 10 mph.  *     10000 ft msl….West 10 to 15 mph.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..5.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… * Sky/Weather………Clear.  * Min temperature:  *     Valley floor….40-45.  *     7000 feet…….26-31.  *     24 hr trend…..On average up 3 degrees.  * Max humidity:  *     Valley floor….24-29 percent.  *     7000 feet…….28-33 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..On average down 2 percent.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph becoming north up        to 10 mph after midnight.  *     Upper slopes….Northwest winds up to 10 mph.  *     10000 ft msl….Northwest up to 10 mph.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..5.  .SATURDAY… * Sky/Weather………Sunny.  * Max temperature:  *     Valley floor….76-81.  *     7000 feet…….63-68.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Min humidity:  *     Valley floor….8-11 percent.  *     7000 feet…….9-14 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..On average up 3 percent.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….North winds 10 to 15 mph.  *     Upper slopes….Northeast winds up to 10 mph.  *     10000 ft msl….North 10 to 15 mph.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..5.

 

INLAND EMPIRE (CAZ248):

 

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING…

FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..81 to 87.

24 HR TREND……Up 5 degrees.

Min humidity……..15 to 20 percent.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

WIND (20 FT)……..Variable 2 to 5 mph becoming west 6 to 10 mph

with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.

LAL……………..1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.

Min temperature…..52 to 60.

24 HR TREND……Up 1 degree.

Max humidity……..45 to 55 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 25 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west 6 to 9 mph with gusts to 20 mph

becoming east around 6 mph after midnight.

LAL……………..1.

.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..84 to 92.

24 HR TREND……Up 4 degrees.

Min humidity……..5 to 10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 15 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds north 8 to 18 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

LAL……………..1.

 

DEVORE:

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING…

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Light and variable wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 85. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Windy, with a north wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

 

CHINO HILLS:

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING…

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph

 

COLTON:

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING…

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the evening.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

SAN BERNARDINO N.F. (CAZ255/CAZ256):

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY MORNING…

 

FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..61 to 71 above 6000 feet to 68 to 75 below 6000

feet.

24 HR TREND……Up 4 degrees.

Min humidity……..5 to 10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Up 5 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..

SLOPES………..Winds north around 6 mph becoming southwest in

the afternoon.

RIDGETOP………Winds southwest 6 to 8 mph.

LAL……………..1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.

Min temperature…..33 to 43 above 6000 feet to 42 to 52 below 6000

feet.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

Max humidity……..15 to 20 percent on desert slopes to 20 to 30

percent on coastal slopes.

24 HR TREND……Down 5 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..

SLOPES………..Winds west 6 to 8 mph.

RIDGETOP………Winds west around 6 mph.

LAL……………..1.

.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..62 to 72 above 6000 feet to 68 to 76 below 6000

feet.

24 HR TREND……Down 1 degree.

Min humidity……..5 to 10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 5 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..

SLOPES………..Winds north 6 to 13 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

RIDGETOP………Variable 2 to 5 mph becoming northeast 6 to 8

mph with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.

LAL……………..1.

 

BANNING PASS:

.FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..88 to 93.

24 HR TREND……Up 1 degree.

Min humidity……..10 percent.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds north 6 to 8 mph with gusts to 20 mph

becoming southeast around 6 mph in the

afternoon.

LAL……………..1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Mostly clear.

Min temperature…..59 to 69.

24 HR TREND……Little change.

Max humidity……..20 to 25 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 5 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds west around 6 mph becoming north around 6

mph after midnight.

LAL……………..1.

.SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Mostly sunny.

Max temperature…..89 to 94.

24 HR TREND……Up 1 degree.

Min humidity……..5 percent.

24 HR TREND……Down 5 percent.

WIND (20 FT)……..Winds north 6 to 13 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

LAL……………..1.

 

JOSHUA TREE AREA (CAZ261):

FRIDAY… * Sky/weather…………………Sunny.  * Max Temperature……………..77-88.  *    24 hr trend………………Little change.  * Min Humidity………………..10-15 pct.  *    24 hr trend………………Little RH change.  * Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 10 mph in the    morning becoming southwest in the afternoon.  * Winds…10000 FT MSL…………Southwest 10 to 20 mph.  * Chance of Precip…………….0 percent.  * CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…………….0 percent.  * LAL………………………..1.  * Haines High Level Index………4 or low potential for large    plume dominated fire growth.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… * Sky/weather…………………Clear.  * Min Temperature……………..54-60.  *    24 hr trend………………Little change.  * Max Humidity………………..18-23 pct.  *    24 hr trend………………4 pct drier.  * Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 15 mph.  * Winds…10000 FT MSL…………West 10 to 20 mph in the evening    becoming light and variable after midnight.  * Chance of Precip…………….0 percent.  * CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…………….0 percent.  * LAL………………………..1.  .SATURDAY… * Sky/weather…………………Sunny.  * Max Temperature……………..73-85.  *    24 hr trend………………3 degrees cooler.  * Min Humidity………………..7-12 pct.  *    24 hr trend………………Little RH change.  * Winds – 20 foot…Slope/Valley..North 5 to 15 mph.  * Winds…10000 FT MSL…………Light and variable.  * Chance of Precip…………….0 percent.  * CWR (>= 0.10 IN)…………….0 percent.  * LAL………………………..1.  * Haines High Level Index………4 or low potential for large    plume dominated fire growth.

 

NEEDLES, RIVER BAT. (CAZ229):

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PDT /10 AM MST/ SATURDAY TO

2 PM PDT /2 PM MST/ SUNDAY

.FRIDAY…

* Sky/Weather………Sunny.

* Max temperature:

*     Valley floor….88-93.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Min humidity:

*     Valley floor….6-9 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….Southwest 15 to 25 mph becoming 20 to 25 mph in

the afternoon.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..4.

* Mixing height…….8300 ft agl.

* Transport winds…..North around 10 knots shifting to the

southwest in the afternoon.

* Ventilation………Good.

 

.FRIDAY NIGHT…

* Sky/Weather………Clear.

* Min temperature:

*     Valley floor….54-59.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Max humidity:

*     Valley floor….21-26 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..On average down 3 percent.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….West 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph

after midnight.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..4.

 

.SATURDAY…

* Sky/Weather………Sunny.

* Max temperature:

*     Valley floor….87-92.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Min humidity:

*     Valley floor….5-9 percent.

*     24 hr trend…..Little change.

* Wind (Slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):

*     Valley floor….North wind 10 to 20 mph gusts up to 30 mph.

*     10000 ft msl….Northwest 10 to 20 mph.

* CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.

* LAL……………..1.

* Haines Index……..5.

* Mixing height…….6000 ft agl.

* Transport winds…..North 10 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25

knots in the afternoon.

* Ventilation………Excellent.

 

LAS VEGAS CLARK COUNTY BORDER:

.FRIDAY…  * Sky/Weather………Sunny.  * Max temperature:  *     4000 feet…….80-85.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Min humidity:  *     4000 feet…….6-9 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..On average down 3 percent.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph.  *     10000 ft msl….Southwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to west 15 to        20 mph in the afternoon.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..4.  * Mixing height…….7900 ft agl.  * Transport winds…..Light winds.  * Ventilation………Good.  .FRIDAY NIGHT…  * Sky/Weather………Clear.  * Min temperature:  *     4000 feet…….44-49.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Max humidity:  *     4000 feet…….20-25 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..On average down 5 percent.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….Southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the        northwest after midnight.  *     10000 ft msl….West 10 to 15 mph.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..5.  .SATURDAY…  * Sky/Weather………Sunny.  * Max temperature:  *     4000 feet…….77-82.  *     24 hr trend…..On average down 3 degrees.  * Min humidity:  *     4000 feet…….7-11 percent.  *     24 hr trend…..Little change.  * Wind (slope/valley=20 ft, 10 min avg):  *     Slope/valley….North winds 10 to 15 mph.  *     10000 ft msl….West 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest 10 to 20 mph        in the afternoon.  * CWR (>= 0.10 in)….0 percent.  * LAL……………..1.  * Haines Index……..5.  * Mixing height…….5400 ft agl.  * Transport winds…..North 10 to 15 knots.  * Ventilation………Good.

 

*************************** OUT OF COUNTY *************************************

Red Flag Warning this evening through Saturday morning due to gusty northerly winds and low humidities across Southern Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita Valley and the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains near the I-5 corridor… …Red Flag Warning tonight through Saturday morning due to gusty northerly winds and low relative humidities across the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica Mountains… …Fire Weather Watches Saturday through Sunday due to gusty northeasterly winds and low relative humidity for most areas in Ventura and Los Angeles counties… LOS ANGELS CO. SAN GABRIEL VALLEY (CAZ247/CAZ249):FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..78-85.     24 hr trend……Up 5.  Min humidity……..15-25 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 10-15.  20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming southwest 8-15 mph                      with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..51-56.  Max humidity……..65-85 percent except 45-60 percent in the hills.  20-foot winds…….Southwest 8-15 mph with local gusts to 20 mph                      early becoming northeast 5-15 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..88-92.  Min humidity……..9-15 percent.  20-foot winds…….Northeast 5-15 mph…except northeast 10-20 mph                      with gusts to 35 mph in the foothills.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…  …FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY… FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..78-87.     24 hr trend……Up 3-6.  Min humidity……..8-15 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 27.  20-foot winds…….North 15-25 mph with local gusts to 30 mph decreasing                      to 5-15 mph in the afternoon.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..48-56.  Max humidity……..30-45 percent except 15-25 percent in the hills.  20-foot winds…….North to northeast 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph                      with gusts to 40 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..86-92.  Min humidity……..5-12 percent.  20-foot winds…….North to northeast 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent. SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA:…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…  …FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITYFRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..75-85.     24 hr trend……Up 3-6.  Min humidity……..8-15 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 15-30.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph                           becoming variable 5-15 mph in the afternoon.      Ridges/upr slopes….North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph                           becoming northwest 10-20 mph with gusts to                           25 mph in the afternoon.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..46-56.  Max humidity……..15-25 percent.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…North to northeast 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.      Ridges/upr slopes….North to northeast 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..81-91.  Min humidity……..5-12 percent.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…North to northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.      Ridges/upr slopes….Northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.’ SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…  …FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..79-84.     24 hr trend……Up 3.  Min humidity……..6-12 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 5.  20-foot winds…….North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph decreasing                      to 10-20 mph in the afternoon.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..48-52.  Max humidity……..15-25 percent. 20-foot winds…….North to northeast 10-20 mph increasing to 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..81-87.  Min humidity……..5-10 percent. 20-foot winds…….Northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CAZ253):…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…  …FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..71-81 low elevations to 60-67 higher elevations.     24 hr trend……Up 3-5.  Min humidity……..5-15 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 3-5.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.                           Strongest through the I-5 Corridor.      Ridges/upr slopes….North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..46-53 low elevations to 37-44 colder valleys                      and peaks.  Max humidity……..12-25 percent except 40-55 percent colder valleys.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…North to northeast 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph increasing to 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph after midnight. Ridges/upr slopes….North 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph becoming                          northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph after midnight.   mph with gusts to 35 mph late. Isolated gusts to 50 mph near Whitaker Peak.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..74-84 low elevations to 61-68 higher elevations.  Min humidity……..4-12 percent.  20-foot winds…….      Valleys/lwr slopes…Northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.      Ridges/upr slopes….Northeast 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent. ANTELOPE VALLEY (CAZ259):.FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..71-81.     24 hr trend……Little change.  Min humidity……..6-12 percent.     24 hr trend……Down 5.  20-foot winds…….Variable 3-6 mph becoming west to north 10-20 mph with                      gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon.  Marine layer……..None.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature…..36-46.  Max humidity……..35-50 percent except 20-35 percent in the hills.  20-foot winds…….Northwest 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph becoming north                      5-15 mph after midnight.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..72-79.  Min humidity……..5-10 percent.  20-foot winds…….Variable 5-10 mph becoming northeast 15-25 mph with                      gusts to 40 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 percent. KERN CO. DESERTS (CAZ298):.FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  MAX TEMPERATURE…..74-79.     24 HR TREND……Little change.  MIN HUMIDITY……..7-17 percent.     24 HR TREND……Down 3-5 percent.  20-FOOT WINDS…….Northwest 7 mph in the early morning shifting                      to the west 8 mph by afternoon.  LAL……………..1.  VENTILATION………Good.  Mixing height…….7500 ft AGL.  TRANSPORT WINDS…..West 5 to 10 mph.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  MIN TEMPERATURE…..44-49.     24 HR TREND……Little change.  MAX HUMIDITY……..33-43 percent.     24 HR TREND……Down 3-5 percent.  20-FOOT WINDS…….West 3-15 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  MAX TEMPERATURE…..74-79.     24 HR TREND……Little change.  MIN HUMIDITY……..7-15 percent.     24 HR TREND……Up 1-3 percent.  20-FOOT WINDS…….West 10 mph in the early morning increasing to                     northeast 9-14 mph by afternoon.  LAL……………..1.  VENTILATION………Excellent.  Mixing height…….6400 ft AGL.  TRANSPORT WINDS…..North around 10 mph in the morning increasing                      to northeast around 20 mph in the afternoon.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent. TEHACHAPI:

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until Saturday afternoon, October 14, 2017.

 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM SATURDAY TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY

 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS SATURDAY

NIGHT AND SUNDAY

FRIDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..     5000 FEET……..64-69.     24 HR TREND……Little change.  MIN HUMIDITY……..     5000 FEET……..8-18 percent.  24 HR TREND……Down 2-4 percent.  WIND – 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)     SLOPES………..Downslope 6 mph in the early morning shifting                      to upslope/upvalley 10 mph by afternoon.     RIDGES………..Northwest 6 mph in the early morning increasing                      to 9 mph by afternoon.  LAL……………..1.  VENTILATION………Good.  Mixing height…….7000 ft AGL.  TRANSPORT WINDS…..Northwest 5 to 10 mph.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent.  .FRIDAY NIGHT… Sky/weather………Clear.  Min temperature….     5000 FEET……..42-47.     24 HR TREND……Up 1-3 degrees.  MAX HUMIDITY……..     5000 FEET……..35-45 percent.     24 HR TREND……Down 2-8 percent.  WIND – 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)     SLOPES………..Upslope/upvalley 3-15 mph.     RIDGES………..West 3-12 mph.  LAL……………..1.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent.  .SATURDAY… Sky/weather………Sunny.  Max temperature…..     5000 FEET……..68-73.     24 HR TREND……Up 3-5 degrees.  MIN HUMIDITY……..     5000 FEET……..12 percent.     24 HR TREND……Little change.  WIND – 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)     SLOPES………..Upslope/upvalley 11 mph in the early morning                      increasing to downslope 4-13 mph by afternoon.     RIDGES………..West 10 mph in the early morning increasing to                      east 4-13 mph by afternoon.  LAL……………..1.  VENTILATION………Very good.  Mixing height…….5900 ft AGL.  TRANSPORT WINDS…..East 10 to 15 mph.  CHC WETTING RAIN….0 percent.

ORANGE CO. (ANAHEIM):FRIDAY…Partly cloudy in the morning…becoming mostly sunny.  Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 79 towards the coast to  80 to 85 farther inland. Light winds.  .FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 58. Light winds.  .SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs 84 to 89 towards the  coast to 89 to 94 farther inland. Areas of winds west 15 mph with  gusts to 25 mph.  .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 62. Areas of winds  northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. SAN DIEGO COAST (SAN DIEGO):FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming mostly sunny.  Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 71 to 76 near the coast to 75 to  80 inland. Light winds.  .FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 60. Light winds.  .SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80 near the coast to 83 to  88 inland. Light winds.  .SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 63. Light winds  becoming northeast 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph overnight.====================================================================THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY:

2015: Unseasonable high pressure and warm ocean waters led to very warm October days and the warmest October nights on record from 10/10 through 10/15. In San Diego, five out of the six highest October minimum temperatures on record occurred. The highest minimum temperature in any October was 76° on 10/10 and again on this day. This is only two degrees off the highest minimum temperature for any time of year! (Only seven nights in history recorded 77 or 78°, all of which occurred during September, meaning these October nights were warmer than any night in July or August in San Diego). On 10/10 the highest minimum temperature in October was also recorded in Chula Vista (73, only three degrees off all-time highest), Oceanside Harbor (74, only two degrees off all-time highest), and El Cajon (tied 69). On this day Santa Ana recorded 78°, the highest October minimum temperature on record. The top six warmest October nights on the Chula Vista record occurred this month, and the top five in El Cajon occurred this month.

 

2006: A thunderstorm dropped 0.51 inch of rain in five minutes and 1.81 inch in 30 minutes in San Bernardino. 18 homes and businesses and two vehicles were damaged by flooding. Big sinkholes were left in a road. One man required rescue from his vehicle. Mud and debris were left on roads. Several funnel clouds and waterspouts were observed off the coast of Catalina Island.

 

1972: A 289 day stretch of rainless days finally ended in Indio, with 0.05 inches of rain.

 

1956: Cuyamaca set a record low for the month with a frigid reading of 15°.

 

1950: Elsinore reached 110°, the highest recorded temperature in October.

 

1942: A midnight thunderstorm hit Upland with 2.25 inches of rain in just over one hour. Mud and debris washed down Euclid Avenue and flooded at least one home. Four calves at a dairy in Ontario were washed away.

 

1924: An early season cold snap gripped Southern California from 10/11 to this day. It was 32° in Escondido, the lowest temperature on record for October. This also occurred the previous day on 10/12.

 

1889: A monsoon-type thunderstorm brought 7.58 inches of rain to Encinitas in eight hours from 10 pm 10/12 to 6 am on this day. 0.44 inch fell in San Diego.

==============================================TROPICAL EAST PACIFIC REPORT:

For the eastern North Pacific…east of 140 degrees west longitude:

 

A broad area of low pressure centered about 750 miles south of the

southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is producing

disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development during the next

day or two is expected to be limited due to hostile upper-level

winds. Thereafter, conditions could become a little more favorable

for tropical cyclone formation while the system moves generally

westward at 10 to 15 mph.

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

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

 

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CURRENT WEATHER @ HESP. @0730hrs TEMP:470 RH:41% WIND: W 2 G 70.00” RF @ HESP. STA.SINCE JUL 1st/20 Yr Avg: 7.12”  : MONTH:0.00”   YTD S/F: 0.00” /

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FIRES: UPDATED

 

National Preparedness Level 3

 

Initial attack activity: Light (73) new fires
New large incidents: 0
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires:** 19
Area Command teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

 

 

Active Incident Resource Summary
GACC Fires Cumulative Acres Crews Engines Helicopters Total Personnel
AICC 0 0 0 0 0 0
NWCC 10 388,666 21 25 3 704
ONCC 15 187,415 183 719 61 7,620
OSCC 3 24,797 45 141 6 1,649
NRCC 2 96,344 0 0 0 21
GBCC 3 13,670 1 2 0 16
SWCC 1 1,878 1 11 0 127
RMCC 0 0 0 0 0 0
EACC 1 197 4 7 0 140
SACC 2 135 0 1 0 8
Total 41 713,102 257 906 70 10,285

 

Daily statistics 10/12/179
Number of new large fires 4 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes. 16 Arizona (1) California (10) Nevada (1) Oregon (3) West Virginia (1)
Acres from active fires 405,936
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2017 (1/1/17 – 10/12/17) Fires: 50,996 Acres: 8,584,212
2016 (1/1/16 – 10/12/16) Fires: 48,355 Acres: 4,885,561
2015 (1/1/15 – 10/12/15) Fires: 51,805 Acres: 9,297,655
2014 (1/1/14 – 10/12/14) Fires: 41,898 Acres: 3,073,905
2013 (1/1/13 – 10/12/13) Fires: 39,859 Acres: 4,149,994
2012 (1/1/12 – 10/12/12) Fires: 50,014 Acres: 8,882,941
2011 (1/1/11 – 10/12/11) Fires: 62,163 Acres: 8,288,346
2010 (1/1/10 – 10/12/10) Fires: 59,580 Acres: 3,123,336
2009 (1/1/09 – 10/12/09) Fires: 70,868 Acres: 5,673,790
2008 (1/1/08 – 10/12/08) Fires: 58,998 Acres: 4,475,839
2007 (1/1/07 – 10/12/07) Fires: 75,020 Acres: 8,192,562
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2016 Fires: 55,739 Acres: 6,010,507

 

Southern California Area (PL 3)

New fires: 19
New large incidents: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1

 

SOUTH OPS INFO

 

Federal Incidents Lion, Vegetation Fire, Tulare County, Update Lion Creek, Golden Trout Wilderness x 11 miles northeast of Camp Nelson Federal DPA, FRA, Sequoia National Forest

  • 15,450 acres grass, brush and timber, 0% contained
  • Moderate fire behavior
  • Structures remain threatened

Unified Command Canyon 2, Vegetation Fire, Orange County, Update 91 Freeway x Highway 241 State/Local DPA, SRA/LRA, Orange County/Anaheim City/Orange City

  • 9,217 acres grass and brush, 65% contained
  • Unified command CAL FIRE, Orange County, City of Orange and City of Anaheim
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • Santa Ana Canyon Road has been reopened
  • Portions of Hwy 241 and select neighborhood streets remain closed
  • Demobilization of excess resources continues
  • Federal air resources assigned

State Incidents Silver, Vegetation Fire, Fresno County, Update Elwood Rd x Silver Ln, northwest of Squaw Valley State DPA, SRA, Fresno-Kings Unit

  • 58 acres grass and brush, 80% contained
  • Minimal fire behavior

 

Northern California Area (PL 4)

 

New fires: 19
New large incidents: 0
Uncontained large fires: 14
Type 1 IMTs Committed: 4

 

NORTH OPS INFO

Central LNU Complex, Vegetation Fires, Sonoma & Napa Counties, Update State/Local DPA, SRA/LRA Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit/City of Santa Rosa

  • 68,726 acres oak woodland and brush, 14% contained
  • Destroyed: 1,034 residential, 24 commercial, 5 outbuildings
  • Damaged: 47 residential and 1 commercial
  • 15 confirmed fatalities
  • 33,943 structures threatened and 72,905 civilians evacuated
  • Significant fires in the complex include
    • Tubbs Fire – 34,770 acres, 10% contained – Calistoga-Santa Rosa
      • Unified Command CAL FIRE and Santa Rosa Fire Dept
      • Fire continues to spread to the north and east
      • Fire spotted to the south this afternoon
      • Mandatory evacuations for the city of Calistoga
      • The fire has burned over Mount St. Helena
      • Fire has burned onto the Robert Lewis Stevenson State Park
      • 2 hospitals have been evacuated
      • 62,143 civilians have been evacuated
      • Hwy 101 traffic remains compromised with periodic closures
      • Red Flag Warning has been issued for Friday through Saturday night
    • Pocket Fire– 8,430 acres, 0% contained– Cloverdale
      • Fire behavior remained active as fire spreads to the east and south
      • 291 civilians have been evacuated
      • Threat continues to the communities of Cloverdale and Geyserville
    • Nuns– 17,498 acres, 3% contained – Glen Ellen
      • Fire continues to spread to the east over the Mayacamas ridge across into Napa County and Dry Creek Rd toward Yountville
      • Threat and evacuation orders to the community of Glen Ellen
      • Fire is burning on both sides of Hwy 12
      • Residential and commercial structures have been destroyed
    • Pressley – 473 acres, 1% contained
      • Threat to structures in the Crane Canyon and Bennett Valley area
    • Adobe – 7,555 acres, 1% contained – Kenwood
      • The fire continues to burn on both sides of Hwy 12
      • The fire is actively burning toward Sugarloaf Ridge State Park to the east, Bennett Valley and Annadel State Park to the northwest, and Sonoma Mountain to the south, and toward the community of Oakmont to the north
      • Threat remains to the communities of Oakmont, Kenwood, and Bennett Valley, as well as structures in the Sonoma-Bennett Mtn areas
      • Residential and Commercial structures have been destroyed
      • CAL FIRE IMT-1 (Nouveau) assigned

Cherokee, Vegetation Fire, Butte County, Update Cherokee Rd x Table Mountain, north of Oroville State DPA, SRA, Butte Unit

  • 8,360 acres oak woodland and brush, 65% contained
  • 3 residential structures destroyed
  • Minimal fire behavior observed
  • Crews continue to strengthen containment lines

Honey, Vegetation Fire, Butte County, Update Honey Run Rd, southwest of Paradise State DPA, SRA, Butte Unit

  • 150 acres, grass and brush, 75% contained
  • Minimal fire behavior observed
  • 50 structures remain threatened
  • Crews continue to complete line to mitigate structure threat

37, Vegetation Fire, Sonoma County, Final Hwy 37, 11 miles southeast of Petaluma State DPA, SRA, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

  • 1,660 acres, 100% contained

NEU Wind Complex, Vegetation Fires, Nevada and Butte Counties, Update State DPA, SRA, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

  • 17,235 acres timber and brush, 41% contained
  • Destroyed: 187 residences, 1 commercial and 178 outbuildings destroyed
  • Damaged: 5 residence and 8 outbuildings
  • 4 civilian fatalities and 1 civilian injury to date
  • Fires in the complex include
    • Cascade Fire – 10,171 acres, 45% contained – Collins Lake area
      • Moderate fire behavior within containment lines
      • Significant structure loss
      •  4 civilian fatalities
      • Evacuation orders remain in place
    • LaPorte Fire – 6,109 acres, 25% contained – Bangor, Butte County
      • Moderate fire behavior within containment lines
      • Significant structure loss
      • Fire has burned into the Cascade Fire
    • McCourtney Fire – 76 acres, 89% contained – southwest of Grass Valley
      • Minimal fire behavior observed
      • Multiple structures lost
    • Lobo Fire – 829 acres, 52% contained, west of Grass Valley
      • Minimal fire behavior observed
      • CAL FIRE IMT-2 (Patterson)

Mendocino Lake Complex, Vegetation Fires, Mendocino and Lake Counties, Update State DPA, SRA, Mendocino Unit

  • 36,500 acres oak woodland, brush, and timber, 13% contained
  • 8,000 civilian evacuations and 1,000 residences threatened
  • Destroyed: 245 residential and 124 outbuilding
  • Damaged: 15 residential, 2 commercial, and 26 outbuildings
  • Significant fires in the complex include
    • Redwood Valley Fire – 32,100 acres, 5% contained – Potter Valley
      • Fire continues to spread to the northeast north to Pine Mountain and Tomki.
      • Slope driven active runs with short range spotting
      • 114 residential, and 98 outbuildings destroyed
      • All evacuations orders remain in place
      • 8 confirmed civilian fatalities
      • Threat to the communities of Willits and Howard Forest
    • Sulfur Fire – 2,500 acres, 45% contained – Clear Lake Oaks
      • All areas west of Clearlake Park including Elem Indian Colony remain under evacuation orders
      • 131 residential, 2 commercial, and 26 outbuildings destroyed
      • CAL FIRE IMT-4 (Russell)

Southern LNU Complex, Vegetation Fires, Napa, Sonoma, & Solano Counties, Update State DPA, SRA Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

  • 54,764 acres grass and brush, 10% contained
  • Over 17,000 civilians evacuated and 5,000 residences threatened
  • Destroyed: 181 residential, 7 commercial, 36 outbuildings
  • Damaged: 27 residential, 1 commercial, 7 outbuildings
  • Red Flag Warning for gusty north winds through Saturday night
  • The Sonoma County Fires (Nuns, Adobe, and Pressley) are now being managed and reported by the Central LNU Complex
  • All fires experienced active to extreme fire behavior with spotting
  • Significant fires in the complex include
    • Atlas Fire – 43,862 acres, 7% contained – east of Napa
      • Fire continues to make significant runs to the south into Solano County threatening the communities of Green Valley and Fairfield
      • Fire behavior continues to be active with uphill runs with spotting
      • The fire has crossed Hwy128 to the northeast and is burning to Lake Berryessa
      • Significant residential and commercial property loss
      • 2 confirmed fatalities
      • Additional structures threatened with evacuation orders in Green Valley area
    • Partrick – 10,902 acres, 3% contained – west of Napa, east of Sonoma
      • Fire continues to burn to the north along the Mayacamas ridge northeast of Sonoma
      • Threat continues to the communities of Sonoma and Napa
      • Portions of the City of Sonoma are under mandatory evacuations
      • Significant structure loss with civilian injuries
  • CAL FIRE IMT-3 (Lawson) assigned

CA-ENF Table Fire: 170 acres, 15% contained

CA-PNF Eureka Fire: 420 acres, 90% contained. Fire behavior was moderate with some flanking and single tree torching observed. There are no reported threats.

 

CA-ENF Ice Fire: 29 acres, 95% contained.

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