The National Weather Service in Eureka, California has issued a Red Flag Warning for locations above 1,500 feet elevation in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties starting Monday evening.
The Red Flag Warning could influence Pacific Gas & Electric’s decision regarding elevating the Public Safety Power Shutoff “watch” to a “warning” which is initiated when ” execution of PSPS is probable given the latest forecast of weather and fuels and/or observed conditions.”
The National Weather Service predicts gusty easterly winds on Monday evening into Tuesday morning will blow through gaps and passes in mountainous terrain. The National Weather Service says, “these winds, combined with low relative humidity, will result in critical fire weather conditions across the interior.”
The National Weather Service said these conditions could cause existing fires and new fires spread rapidly Monday evening and Tuesday.