Temperatures are expected to drop to 35 °F this evening in Ukiah which could harm tender plants.
‘Strong and Potentially Damaging Winds’ Predicted Today in the Emerald Triangle Followed by Rain and Cooler Temperatures
The strongest gusts will “be found in the usual wind-prone spots, such as the higher coastal ridges and interior mountains, as well as portions of the coast.”
Lake Mendocino, the primary water reservoir for inland Mendocino County, reportedly saw its inlet, the East Fork of the Eel River, jump from entering the lake at 15 cubic feet/second to 4,100 CFS as the stormed saturated waterways.
A precipitation map from the National Weather Service in Eureka describes Mendocino County experiencing between 3-4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in some locations. There are small sections of the precipitation map that indicate rain amounts could have gotten near 5’’.
National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning as Gusty North Winds are Expected to Descend on Mendocino, Lake, and Trinity County
The key factors that are contributing to the concerning conditions associated with Red Flag Warnings are the convergence of gusty northerly winds of this passing cold front, low humidity, and dry fuels across the area.
Monday’s Fire Weather Watch Expands to Inland Mendocino County Coupled with Freeze Warning That Morning
As of now, Pacific Gas and Electric has not included any portions of Mendocino County in its Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch.
Fire Weather Watch Issued for Northeast Mendocino County Next Monday as High Winds Rake Across Mountain Ridges
“These winds and low humidity, combined with still dry fuels across much of this area may lead to critical fire weather conditions.”
Elevated Fire Weather Threat Issued for This Afternoon and Evening in Northeast Mendocino, Lake, and Trinity Counties
“The combination of gusty west winds and a dry airmass will support locally critical fire weather conditions Tuesday afternoon and evening.”
PG&E Announces Potential of Public Safety Power Shutoff for Monday Night with Dry Offshore Winds Predicted
PG&E Meteorologists Continue to Monitor Dynamic Weather Conditions to Determine Public Safety Power Shutoff Scope, Which Could Evolve with Potential Rain
National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Interior Mendocino County as Scattered Dry Lightning and High Winds are Expected Tonight
The NWS Office in Eureka characterized their confidence in the likelihood of the event as “moderate to high” with predictions of scattered dry lightning and gusty outflow winds increasing the threat for fire starts and rapid fire spread in the region.