Fire weather watch!
Posted: 12/15/2017 7:02am
Santa Cruz Mountains is Fire Zone #512
Fire Weather Watch URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE from the National Weather Service San Francisco CA 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity values. A dry system moving in from the north late on Friday will produce a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values. Due to these factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry conditions, a very elevated fire weather risk can be expected particularly for higher elevation locations.
North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills, and the Diablo Range, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest, Mountains of San Benito County and Interior Monterey County including Pinnacles National Park- 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through Sunday morning. WIND...Northerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with local gusts over 50 mph. Strongest gusts will be over the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills. * HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity readings of 5 to 20% during the day. Nighttime maximum humidity readings of 10 to 30%. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.