DailyOutlook

Daily Outlook Main Title (N Cal)
Issued: Saturday, September 28, 2013
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*** Strong SW Winds Sierra Eastward Late Tdy-Sun ***

A strong Gulf of Alaska storm system will drop south and approach the West Coast today with increasing SW winds and also a gradual increase in clouds & humidity. This system will produce widespread significant rain across most areas from about Ukiah to to Susanville. Further south, only spotty showers are expected, but humidity should remain quite high from Sunday thru midweek. The Tahoe basin however could experience a brief period of strong winds and moderately low RH late today thru about noon Sunday. Winds late Tdy-Sun will be strong from the SW at 15-30 mph, except even stronger from the Sierra/Eastward, mainly 30-50 mph with gusts over 65 mph in the windiest upper slopes. Rainfall amounts will range from 1-3 inches across the NW Mtns to less than a tenth of an inch south of I-80. Snow levels will remain above 8000ft. A significant warming & drying trend late next week with high pressure building in, producing light to moderate NE/offshore flow.
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Valid For: Today Valid For: Sunday
3 to 7 day outlook
Monday Through Friday
Coast Range Westward:
Dry and warmer with offshore winds developing Thursday and Friday. Otherwise, no significant fire weather.

Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills:
Dry and warmer with N-NE winds developing Thursday and Friday. Otherwise, no significant fire weather.

Cascades and Sierra Nevada from 3500 to Crest, NE California and NW Nevada:
Dry and warmer with N-NE winds developing west of the crest Thursday and Friday. Otherwise, no significant fire weather.