Jessica Cejnar / Thursday, July 29 @ 10:38 a.m. / Fire, Weather
NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Interior Del Norte County
Predicting that critical fire weather conditions will occur through Friday evening, the National Weather Service is warning interior residents to be prepared for Red Flag Warnings.
The NWS issued a Fire Weather Watch for the interior portions of the North Coast including the upper Smith River and lower and middle Klamath River.
The Fire Weather Watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.
From an NWS bulletin:
CAZ201-203-204-211-212-277-283-292215- /O.NEW.KEKA.FW.A.0002.210730T2100Z-210731T0300Z/ North Coast-Upper Smith-Lower Middle Klamath-Hoopa- Van Duzen/Mad River-W Mendocino NF/E Mendocino Unit-Trinity- 706 AM PDT Thu Jul 29 2021 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 201.Fire weather zone 203.Fire weather zone 204.Fire weather zone 211.Fire weather zone 212.Fire weather zone 277.Fire weather zone 283. * THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms will be possible. Storms will produce very little precipitation, which will increase the threat for fire starts. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Erratic thunderstorm winds gusting to 50 mph will be possible. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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.