Critical fire weather and Red Flag Warnings predicted for much of California Monday and Tuesday

Strong winds and low humidity to begin Sunday night

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

6:35 p.m. PDT Oct. 10, 2021

Forecast for wind gusts, Sunday night through Tuesday, California
Forecast for wind gusts, Sunday night through Tuesday, Northern California. NWS Sacramento, at 1 p.m. PDT Oct. 10, 2021.

Much of California between Los Angeles and Redding will be under elevated fire danger or Red Flag Warnings Monday and Tuesday. Strong north winds are predicted to begin Sunday night, peak on Monday, and last through Tuesday. Temperatures will not be as high as is seen in typical Santa Ana wind events, but they will be higher than normal and relative humidities will be low.

In the North Bay, for example, winds will develop late Sunday evening from the north at 30 to 40 mph, and will be locally higher near favored gaps, canyons, and in the Valley. Minimum humidity will drop to 10 to 25 percent Monday and slightly lower on Tuesday. Overnight recovery will be 25 to 50 percent.

Any fires that develop could spread rapidly.

Storm Prediction Center outlook for critical fire weather
Storm Prediction Center outlook for critical fire weather, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Updated at 11:46 a.m. PDT Oct. 10, 2021.

We will update this article on Monday Oct. 11 as this event develops.

Typos, let us know HERE, and specify which article. Please read the commenting rules before you post a comment.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Critical fire weather and Red Flag Warnings predicted for much of California Monday and Tuesday”

Comments are closed.