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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Interior Central California
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ZONES 295...296 AND 297 WAS CANCELED...
.DISCUSSION...Substantial recoveries of relative humidities 
occurred over the mountains early this morning in the wake of
a cold front. Although humidities will lower somewhat over the
district today...they will remain well above critical values.
Gusty winds will occur in Merced county and the west side of the
San Joaquin Valley into early this evening while strong northeast
winds continue along the Sierra crest through Sunday. Otherwise,
dry weather and seasonably cooler weather will prevail through
the weekend. Another cold front will move southward through the
district Wednesday morning accompanied and followed by blustery
winds, colder temperatures and a slight chance of snow flurries
over the high Sierra.  
CAZ289>292-170030-
West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley-
Southwestern San Joaquin Valley-Southeastern San Joaquin Valley-
nfdrs trend areas 526 527
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. Areas of blowing dust. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 4-10 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........26-36 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 1-3 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northwest 5-17 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Very good. 
Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. Patchy frost after midnight. 
MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 6-12 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........65-75 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northwest 3-11 mph in the early evening 
                    decreasing to 3-6 mph . 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 1-3 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northwest 3-5 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to the northeast 4 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Very good. 
Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Southwest around 5 mph in the morning shifting 
                    to the northeast in the afternoon. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Patchy frost. Temperatures up 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH 
little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Southeast 3-6 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Patchy frost. Temperatures up 1-3 degrees. Minimum RH 
little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......East 3-5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Areas of blowing dust. Temperatures down 2-4 
degrees. Minimum RH up 2-4 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northwest 3-6 mph. 
$$
CAZ293-170030-
Mariposa Madera and Fresno County Foothills-
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 8-18 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........27-37 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 7-17 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-6 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to upslope/upvalley by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-7 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to the northwest 3-8 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Good. 
Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast around 5 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. 
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 4-10 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........66-76 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 4-10 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-6 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-8 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
MIN HUMIDITY........28-38 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 2-4 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 4 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to upslope/upvalley by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........East 3-5 mph in the early morning shifting to 
                    the northwest 4 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Marginal. 
Mixing height.......2400 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Southeast around 5 mph in the morning shifting 
                    to the west in the afternoon. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 5 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-5 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 4 mph. 
   RIDGES...........East 3-5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Temperatures down 3-9 degrees. Minimum RH up 3-5 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-6 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Southwest 3-7 mph. 
$$
CAZ294-170030-
Tulare County Foothills-
nfdrs trend areas 528 529
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 10-22 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 10-20 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-6 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to upslope/upvalley by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........Southeast 3-6 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to the west by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Marginal. 
Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....South around 5 mph in the morning shifting to 
                    the west in the afternoon. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. 
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 3-5 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........77-87 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 13-25 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-6 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-6 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 2-4 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........33-43 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 2-8 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 4 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to upslope/upvalley by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-5 mph in the early morning shifting 
                    to the northwest 4 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Marginal. 
Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Southeast around 5 mph in the morning shifting 
                    to the west in the afternoon. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 2-8 degrees. Minimum RH down 2-4 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-5 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-6 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 5 mph. 
   RIDGES...........East 3-6 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Temperatures down 2-8 degrees. Minimum RH up 2-4 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northwest 3-6 mph. 
$$
CAZ296-170030-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park-
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........46-51. 
   8000 FEET........37-42. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 10-22 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........24-34 percent. 
   8000 FEET........16-26 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 6-12 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 8-20 mph in the early morning 
                    increasing to 12-24 mph by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........North 12-24 mph in the early morning increasing 
                    to northeast 17-29 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Good. 
Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. 
Min temperature.... 
   5000 FEET........31-36. 
   8000 FEET........22-27. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 3-9 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........61-71 percent. 
   8000 FEET........63-73 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 6-16 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 14-26 mph in the early evening 
                    decreasing to 7-19 mph . 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 17-29 mph in the early evening 
                    decreasing to 12-24 mph . 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........49-54. 
   8000 FEET........45-50. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 4-10 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........22-32 percent. 
   8000 FEET........16-26 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 9-21 mph in the early morning 
                    decreasing to 3-14 mph by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 12-24 mph in the early morning 
                    decreasing to 5-17 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Fair. 
Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-9 degrees. Minimum RH up 3-9 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-8 mph. 
   RIDGES...........North 3-11 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Temperatures up 1-3 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-6 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Southwest 3-8 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Temperatures down 
6-12 degrees. Minimum RH up 2-4 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-12 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Southwest 8-16 mph. 
$$
CAZ297-170030-
Tulare County Mountains-
nfdrs trend areas 531 532 533 534
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........47-52. 
   8000 FEET........38-43. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 12-24 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........23-33 percent. 
   8000 FEET........14-24 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 7-17 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-15 mph. 
   RIDGES...........North 4-16 mph in the early morning increasing 
                    to 7-19 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Excellent. 
Mixing height.......8500 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....North around 10 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. 
Min temperature.... 
   5000 FEET........22-27. 
   8000 FEET........20-25. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 3-9 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........66-76 percent. 
   8000 FEET........58-68 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 17-33 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 5-17 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 9-21 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........50-55. 
   8000 FEET........41-46. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 2-4 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........24-34 percent. 
   8000 FEET........13-23 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 6-18 mph in the early morning 
                    decreasing to 3-15 mph by afternoon. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 11-23 mph in the early morning 
                    becoming north 5-17 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Very good. 
Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast around 15 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 2-8 degrees. Minimum RH up 3-5 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-9 mph. 
   RIDGES...........North 4-13 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 1-3 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-8 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Southeast 3-9 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Partly cloudy. Temperatures down 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 5-11 mph. 
   RIDGES...........West 7-18 mph. 
$$
CAZ295-170030-
Kern County Mountains-
nfdrs trend area 530
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........46-51. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 12-24 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........11-19 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 6-16 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-11 mph. 
   RIDGES...........North 3-14 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Excellent. 
Mixing height.......8800 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....North around 10 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. 
Min temperature.... 
   5000 FEET........31-36. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 4-10 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........54-64 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 13-29 percent. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 3-13 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 5-16 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature..... 
   5000 FEET........47-52. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 1-3 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........ 
   5000 FEET........10-19 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE) 
   SLOPES...........Downslope 5-17 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 9-21 mph in the early morning 
                    decreasing to 5-17 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Excellent. 
Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast around 15 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-9 degrees. Minimum RH little 
change. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-10 mph. 
   RIDGES...........Northeast 3-13 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures up 3-5 degrees. Minimum RH up 1-3 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........northeast to east 3-6 mph. 
   RIDGES...........East 3-8 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures down 2-8 degrees. Minimum RH up 3-5 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS... 
   SLOPES...........Upslope/upvalley 3-12 mph. 
   RIDGES...........West 9-21 mph. 
$$
CAZ298-299-170030-
Indian Wells Valley-Southeastern Kern County Desert-
nfdrs trend area 519
935 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-62. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 3-9 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........10-17 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 3-5 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northwest 3-12 mph in the early morning 
                    increasing to north 7-16 mph by afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Excellent. 
Mixing height.......7200 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....North around 15 mph in the morning increasing 
                    to northeast around 25 mph in the afternoon. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. 
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 5-11 degrees. 
MAX HUMIDITY........45-55 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Up 7-17 percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northeast 4-16 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. 
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59. 
   24 HR TREND......Down 2-4 degrees. 
MIN HUMIDITY........9-19 percent. 
   24 HR TREND......Little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northeast 3-15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
VENTILATION.........Excellent. 
Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL. 
TRANSPORT WINDS.....Northeast around 25 mph. 
CHC WETTING RAIN....0 percent. 
.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY...
Clear. Areas of frost. Temperatures little change. Minimum RH 
little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northeast 3-10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Areas of frost. Temperatures up 2-4 degrees. Minimum 
RH little change. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Northeast 3-6 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Mostly clear. Temperatures little change. Minimum RH up 3-5 
percent. 
20-FOOT WINDS.......Southwest 3-9 mph. 
$$
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