Action Recommended

Make preparations per the instructions

Issued By

Sacramento – CA, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Northern Motherlode from1000 to 3000 ft From Yuba To Amador Counties

Description

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, AND 279…

AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269 and 279.

WIND…Gusty and erratic winds are possible near any thunderstorms.

THUNDERSTORMS…Isolated to scattered thunderstorms may develop Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday afternoon. Best chance for thunderstorms will be Sunday night into Monday, mainly over the mountains with an isolated potential in the Valley.

HIGHEST THREAT…Dixie Fire in Butte County.

IMPACTS…Potential for fire starts with any lightning. Rapid spread of fire possible depending on terrain and local wind conditions.

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.

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More Information

…Thunderstorms with Abundant Lightning and Little Rainfall Sunday through Monday…

.Monsoonal moisture moving up from the south will bring the potential for thunderstorms with abundant lightning and little rainfall across portions of interior northern California Sunday through Monday. Thunderstorms may develop Sunday afternoon over the Sierra south of I-80, then spread northward into portions of the Coastal Range, the southern Cascades and the northern Sierra north of I-80 overnight. Isolated thunderstorms may also develop in the Valley. Best thunderstorm potential will be over the mountains. Given critically dry fuels, any lightning strikes may result in high probability of ignition.

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