Fire Weather Watch In Effect Sunday Night Through Tuesday In The East Bay

September 19, 2021 9:36 am · 5 comments

The danger for fire will increase beginning Sunday night in the East Bay hills and north into Solano County, according to the National Weather Service.

For several Northern California counties, forecasters have declared a fire weather watch, which is used when the risk of a fire is raised but its occurrence, location and/or timing is still uncertain.

The watch alert was prompted by a forecast gusty offshore winds that will create drying conditions Sunday night through Tuesday morning in the East Bay hills, the Diablo Range and the mountains of the north bay.

North to northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected with gusts 30 to 40 mph, locally up to 60 mph at the ridge tops. Winds will be weaker at lower elevations.

The watch includes the prediction that “Any fire starts would likely see rapid spread due to dry fuels, low humidity and gusty winds in areas that do not receive wetting rains over the weekend.”

Ricardoh September 19, 2021 at 10:20 AM

If they allow General Sherman to burn I will be extremely upset. The state needs 747 retardant bombers and they have to hit the fires as soon as they start not a half day later. Don’t tell me it doesn’t work I know it does. What is going on now is criminal.

WC Resident September 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Winning a war against a wildfire needs many boots on the ground supported by ground artillery (trucks, engines, and bulldozers). Air support for the most part is pissing in the wind while hoping some piddle slows down a spot burn for a few seconds so that people on the ground can create the breaks.

Aircraft are both very expensive to operate and need to fly in dangerous conditions. You don’t want to see this too often

Sam September 19, 2021 at 10:51 AM

Climate change propaganda is fun but it’s getting desperate. It’s called weather. You’re not promised anything. COVID CLIMATE HOAX is made to enslave you to a globalist elite. Tracked and traced and jabbed often. Carbon credits will be your currency. Baddies don’t eat. Figure it out before it’s to late. Al Gore loves you.

El D September 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM

There is now a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay interior valleys. It’s in effect from 11 pm tonight through 8 pm Monday.

Reasonable September 21, 2021 at 8:30 AM

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