The National Weather Service in Eureka has updated its forecast of fire weather to include interior portions of Mendocino County and Lake County starting the night of Monday, October 11, 2021m into the following Tuesday afternoon.
While the evening will prove dry and windy in the evening, Monday morning is expected to bring potential freezing temperatures to the eastern inland valleys of portions of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties.
As of now, Pacific Gas and Electric has not included any portions of Mendocino County in its Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch. But, Lake, Glenn, and Sonoma Counties are included in the watch. Interestingly enough, all three of the Emerald Counties are thus far excluded from the PSPS watch.
The National Weather Service is warning that the fire weather watch means fire starts could “spread rapidly due to low humidities, dry fuels, and gusty winds.”
In light of the freeze warning, the NWS recommends residents of eastern interior valleys of the Emerald Counties cover sensitive plants, bring pets indoors, and get car scrapers ready.
And now, a relevant poem from Robert Frost: