INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

The back side of a Pacific trough will keep temperatures around 5 degrees below normal temperatures today, with upper 30s and 40s across the mountains and mid 50s to mid 60s in the valleys. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% away from the deserts today. Zonal flow will bring near normal temperatures to the region Thursday and Friday, with mid 40s to mid 50s across the mountains and 60s to low 70s in the valleys. Showers will move across Central California this evening through Friday night. Most locations from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward will receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall. Locations to the south will receive less than a half inch of rainfall, with little or no rainfall expected across Southern California. The snow level will be between 8,000 and 9,000 feet over the Sierra. Showers are expected to push just north of the region Saturday through early next week as a weak ridge pushes into Southern California from the southwest. Temperatures will warm to around 5 degrees above normal Sunday through early next week. The only wind of note through early next week will be westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the wind prone mountain and desert areas Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. Minimum humidity will be mainly above 30% Thursday through early next week.

 

There will be little or no fire activity across the region through the forecast period.

 

For addition fuels and weather information, including the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, please visit:

 

http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/weather/index.htm