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Posted on: September 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fire Weather Watch in Effect Saturday (9/26) Through Monday (9/28)

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*FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY (9/26) THROUGH MONDAY (9/28) FOR OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North Bay Mountains in elevations above 1,000 feet. The Watch will be in effect from 11am Saturday morning (9/26) to 8am Monday (9/28).

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WIND: Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph on Saturday will increase Saturday night into early Sunday morning when frequent gusts to 50 mph will be likely for the hills above 1000 feet.

HEAT: Daytime temperatures are expected to be well above average at 90-100 degrees.

HUMIDITY: Poor overnight humidity recoveries are expected.

IMPACTS: Any fires that develop will spread rapidly in the hot, dry and windy weather.

HIGHEST THREAT: The hills of northeast Sonoma county and Napa county above 1000 feet. Strongest winds near Mount Saint Helena as well as Mount Tamalpais in Marin county.

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.

Preparedness Information:
srcity.org/KnowYourAlerts
srcity.org/KnowYourWaysOut
srcity.org/WeatherAlerts

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