Friday, April 20, 2012

[californiadisasters] North Ops News & Notes Update (4/20/12-7AM)

News and Notes
Today's Weather Story from the the National Weather Service's Sacramento WFO forecasts that interior Northern California will experience a warming trend through this weekend, and the Reno WFO's Weather Story states that record highs might be possible. Fire Management personnel in the field should note that with the warmer temperatures, the Sacramento WFO's Weather Story advises that "Mountain snowmelt will increase under these unseasonably warm temperatures. Use caution around rivers and streams and expect cold water conditions." The NWS California-Nevada River Forecast Center has not issued any flooding impacts at this time; view their product at for Regional updates or the homepage for individual forecast points.
From NIFC's Predictive Services - "The Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory for Eastern Area has been updated with revised coverage and text. Please see Fuels Advisories web page at the link below for the new information. "
In memorium - On April 20, 2005, Tanker 26, an Aero Union P-3B Orion, crashed north of Chico, CA while performing proficiency training. Pilots Brian Burns, Paul Cockrell, and Tom Lynch were all killed. For more information, visit

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