Wednesday, December 6, 2023

National Weather Service Warns that Despite Summer Rains, Fire Weather is Anticipated

Precipitation Analysis from Monday, August 18, 2020 rainfall [National Weather Service Eureka California]

The following is a statement published in a National Weather Service Eureka California Facebook post:

Here is an automated precipitation analysis from the showers and thunderstorms that occurred yesterday. Though many stations in Mendocino and Lake Counties reported 0.01 to 0.10 of an inch, some sites measured 0.25 to 0.35 of an inch. One remote automated rain gauge in northern Lake County recorded 0.55 of an inch. As novel as this little bit of rain is for the middle part of August, it will have no impact on the extremely dry conditions. In particular, a typical summer time wind regime is expected to develop on Wednesday. Gusty westerly to northwesterly winds and low humidity are expected to develop across southern Mendocino and Lake Counties in the afternoon and evening resulting in an elevated fire weather threat.

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