August 9, 2018 – Critical fire weather concerns for ridges and canyons today through Saturday evening as winds increase with onshore flow, gusts to 30 mph are possible.

Area wildfires continue to bring smoky conditions across northern California, especially in the vicinity of the Carr and Mendocino Complex fires.  Increased winds will help mix some of the smoke out of the valleys, especially Friday and Saturday. However, inversions will return early next week, trapping the  smoke once again.