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Elevated risk for grass fires expected Memorial Day and Tuesday

Dry, windy conditions have returned to Northern California. A high-pressure area intensified in the Eastern Pacific over the weekend, creating a persistent north wind pattern. The wind was not particularly strong, but it is stable on the west side of the valley and will remain so until the first half of Tuesday. So far the maximum gusts were between 20 and 30 mph. Expect similar conditions on the west side of the valley on Monday night and Tuesday. This northerly wind will cause the air near the ground to dry significantly compared to the last few days. The combination of dry air, dry fuel and steady gas has increased the risk of grass fires in the Valley, Coastal Hills and Foothills on Monday and Tuesday. A red flag warning is in effect for the Valley until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The KCRA Fire Threat Index is currently at a “moderate” level for these areas in those days. The Fire Threat Index is updated daily by the meteorological team of KCRA 3. Anyone with outdoor recreation plans during the holiday weekend should be especially careful. Things like lawn equipment, trailer chains and vehicles parked on dry grass can all start fires. People should be especially careful when cooking or baking outdoors.

Dry, tornado conditions have returned to Northern California.

A high-pressure area intensified in the Eastern Pacific over the weekend, creating a persistent north wind pattern.

The wind was not particularly strong, but it is stable on the west side of the valley and will remain so until the first half of Tuesday. So far the maximum gusts were between 20 and 30 mph. Expect similar conditions on the west side of the valley on Monday night and Tuesday.

This northerly wind will cause the air near the ground to dry significantly compared to the last few days.

The combination of dry air, dry fuel and stable breeze has increased the risk of grass fires in the valley, coastal hills and foothills on Monday and Tuesday.

A red flag warning is in effect for the Valley until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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The KCRA fire threat index is currently at a “moderate” level for these areas in those days.

The Fire threat indicator is updated daily by the meteorological team KCRA 3.

Anyone planning an outdoor weekend getaway should be especially careful. Things like lawn equipment, trailer chains and vehicles parked on dry grass can all start fires. People should be especially careful when cooking or baking outdoors.

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