Monday, January 30, 2023

Elevated Fire Weather Predicted for Northeast Mendocino, Lake, and Trinity County Today and Tomorrow

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The National Weather Service in Eureka, California is predicting an “elevated” fire weather outlook today and tomorrow in the northeast Mendocino County, the eastern side of Lake County, and the southeastern edge of Trinity County.

[Graphic from the NWS Eureka Office]

Inland, a red flag warning has been issued across the northern Central Valley and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. During a Red Flag Warning, weather conditions can allow fires to start easier with “potential for rapid spread of fire.

High winds, higher than average temperatures, and low relative humidity converge to create an environment in which fires start quickly and spread rapidly.

As the region stares down another dry summer, check the below checklist and keep it somewhere accessible to help with future evacuation packing.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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