Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[californiadisasters] North Ops News & Notes Update (9/29/10-7AM)

News and Notes

National PL: 2 North Ops PL: 2 MACS Mode: 2

Initial Attack Activity was light in the GACC yesterday with 19 fires for 21 acres reported in the Daily Situation Report, ( there may be a 24-hour delay in reporting on the SIT report)

There are 2 small fires being managed to achieve multiple objectives (ENF).

Prescribed burning has begun in the GACC, although most units are holding off until they receive additional precipitation.

There are currently no large fires burning in the GACC.

Fuels are dry throughout the region. 1000 hour fuels are measured at or below 15 percent except for the North Coast PSA. BI is averaged at 45 for the GACC.

Strong high pressure will produce another hot and dry day throughout the North Ops region. Temperatures will be as much as 15 degrees above normal and many locations will drop to the 5-15% RH range. On Wednesday the high will move east and allow tropical moisture to move in from the south. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the higher terrain in the south end of the region each afternoon from Wednesday through Friday. A Pacific low pressure trough will move into the North Ops region Saturday with cooler and drier air and a stronger westerly flow.


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