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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Northwest California
National Weather Service Eureka CA
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Rain showers and higher elevation snow showers
remain possible through this evening. A brief drying period will
then commence and persist through at least the first half of
Thursday, before another storm system approaches the region. Gust
wind will develop during the day Thursday for the coastal ridges,
with rain spreading eastward as we head through the day. A
generally wet period with rain and higher elevation snows, will
continue through early next week, as a series of storms move
across northern California. However, this time period will not be
a complete washout, as brief dry spells are anticipated between
systems.

CAZ201-230115-
North Coast-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers.
* MaX Temperature...49-57.
* Min Humidity...66-81 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3700 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Southwest winds 5 mph...shifting to the
                         northwest in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............Southwest winds 5 to 7 mph...shifting to
                         the northwest 5 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature...35-43.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3600 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph in the
                         evening...becoming downslope/downvalley 2
                         to 4 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph...shifting to
                         the northeast 5 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy
  fog in the morning.
* MaX Temperature...49-57.
* Min Humidity...53-63 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3700 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
    RIDGES...............South winds 10 to 15 mph.


$$

CAZ202-230115-
Coastal Mendocino-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning,
  then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* MaX Temperature...53-61.
* Min Humidity...57-72 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 2200 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature...37-45.
* Max Humidity...88-98 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 2200 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
    RIDGES...............North winds 6 to 11 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy
  fog in the morning.
* MaX Temperature...52-60.
* Min Humidity...53-68 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 2200 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......North winds 5 to 7 mph...shifting to the
                         south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............East winds 5 to 6 mph...shifting to the
                         south 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.


$$

CAZ203-204-230115-
Upper Smith-Lower Middle Klamath-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Showers and snow showers likely.
* MaX Temperature...40-50.
* Min Humidity...67-82 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3700 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......West winds 5 to 9 mph.
    RIDGES...............Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature...30-38.
* Max Humidity...91-100 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3400 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......West winds 5 to 6 mph in the
                         evening...becoming downslope/downvalley 2
                         to 4 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph in the
                         evening...becoming variable 2 to 4 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight
  chance of snow in the afternoon.
* MaX Temperature...45-55.
* Min Humidity...42-52 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3500 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Southeast winds 5 mph...shifting to the
                         south in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............South winds 9 to 14 mph.


$$

CAZ211-212-230115-
Hoopa-Van Duzen/Mad River-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
* MaX Temperature...45-55.
* Min Humidity...62-77 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......West winds 5 mph.
    RIDGES...............West winds 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature...30-38.
* Max Humidity...89-99 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...3900 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph in the
                         evening...becoming downslope/downvalley 2
                         to 4 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph in the
                         evening...becoming variable 2 to 4 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight
  chance of snow in the afternoon.
* MaX Temperature...47-57.
* Min Humidity...41-51 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Southeast winds 5 mph...shifting to the
                         south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............Southeast winds 5 to 8 mph...shifting to
                         the south 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.


$$

CAZ276-230115-
Interior Mendocino-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning,
  then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* MaX Temperature...51-60.
* Min Humidity...53-68 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature...33-41.
* Max Humidity...89-99 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy
  fog in the morning.
* MaX Temperature...51-60.
* Min Humidity...46-56 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...Above 4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 4 mph...becoming
                         southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............North winds 5 mph...shifting to the
                         southwest in the afternoon.


$$

CAZ283-230115-
Trinity-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning.
  Chance of showers through the day. Chance of snow showers in the
  afternoon.
* MaX Temperature...41-51.
* Min Humidity...53-68 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4400 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......West winds 5 to 8 mph.
    RIDGES...............West winds 5 to 8 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Slight
  chance of showers and snow showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature...27-35.
* Max Humidity...86-96 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4300 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......West winds 5 to 6 mph in the
                         evening...becoming downslope/downvalley 2
                         to 4 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* MaX Temperature...44-54.
* Min Humidity...38-48 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4000 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph...becoming
                         south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............South winds 6 to 11 mph.


$$

CAZ277-230115-
W Mendocino NF/E Mendocino Unit-
258 AM PDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
* MaX Temperature...44-54.
* Min Humidity...54-69 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4500 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Light winds 2 to 4 mph...becoming west 5
                         mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............West winds 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
  showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature...29-37.
* Max Humidity...86-96 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4600 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph in the
                         evening...becoming downslope/downvalley 2
                         to 4 mph.
    RIDGES...............Northwest winds 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
* MaX Temperature...45-55.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
* SNOW LEVEL...4400 feet.
* 20-FOOT WINDS...
    VALLEYS/SLOPES.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 4 mph...becoming
                         southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
    RIDGES...............South winds 6 to 11 mph.


$$


.EXTENDED FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...

...Northwest California Coast...
.FRIDAY...Rain. Lows 45 to 53. Highs 53 to 61. Southeast winds
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows 44 to 52.
Highs 53 to 61. South winds 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Lows 43 to 51. Highs
51 to 59. South winds 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 42 to 50. Highs
53 to 61.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
41 to 49. Highs 55 to 63.

...Northwest California Interior...
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow. Lows 36 to 46. Highs 43 to 56. Southeast
winds 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance
of snow showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 47 to 60. Southwest winds
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain and snow likely. Lows 34 to 43.
Highs 42 to 55. South winds 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and snow showers likely.
Lows 32 to 42. Highs 48 to 58.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
33 to 41. Highs 50 to 60.

.6 to 10 DAY OUTLOOK...MONDAY MARCH 27 THROUGH FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2017...
FOR NW CALIF...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

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