September 25, 2017 – Dry gusty northeast winds along with rising temperatures and low humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions through Wednesday morning. Potential for rapid fire growth with any new starts. Winds are expected to decrease by Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will remain above normal through the week.

Impacts: Breezy and very dry conditions creating increased potential for rapid fire spread

Forecast Confidence: High

Timing and Strength:

  • Red Flag Warning for the N and W Sacramento Valley, adjacent foothills, and into portions of the Sierra Nevada until Wednesday AM
  • Northeast winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Up to 35 mph over higher terrain
  • Low afternoon minimum humidity and low overnight humidity recovery
  • Temperatures rising (Valley highs in the low 90s)