FLASH FLOOD WARNING: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued until 5:45pm for HWY 97 northeast of Weed in the Lava Fire burn scar area. Cal Trans reported a debris flow from heavy rain. Debris flows of 1-8 feet of rock and mud have been reported along Whitney Creek.https://krcrtv.com/weather
Monsoonal flow means elevated fire risk for nearly all of California. https://weatherwest.com/
The Dixie Fire remained active throughout the day and night. Main fire progression will continue to the Northeast. Areas of fire that remain under smoke will see diminished fire activity. For more detailed fire information go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
Smoke conditions today are expected to be Good to Unhealthy around the forecast area. Paradise and areas South of the fire continue to experience potentially degraded conditions in the morning and Susanville in the afternoon into the night. Chester and communities in Lake Almanor may continue to see Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy air quality mid-morning to evening due to the vicinity to the fire. South Southwest winds are predicted today which may bring smoke impacts to Alturas and areas in the Northeast. All other communities in the forecast area are expected to see Good to Moderate conditions. Smoke impacts will be heavily dependent on fire activity.
Per KRCR: The Dixie Fire grew by about 29,000 acres between Thursday night and Friday morning. As of 6 a.m. Friday the Dixie Fire has burned 142,940 acres and remains 18 percent contained in Butte and Plumas Counties.
Firefighters are facing unprecedented dry conditions in steep terrain, hampering control efforts. The incident meteorologist said the hotter and drier weather this weekend will add to the challenges faced by firefighters.
Cal Fire expects the Dixie Fire will continue to rapidly expand, causing a need for the critical resources to control, and manage the incident. Fire crews will continue using/opening up old control lines from the Bear Fire and the Chips Fire.
59m · #KnowBeforeYouGo Expanded FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in place on the U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest, including building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except in: Areas listed within a Developed Recreation Site Within 10 feet of the water’s edge, and at least 50 feet from any vegetation at Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, and Iron Canyon Reservoir. And there’s more… find the full restrictions at https://www.fs.usda.gov/…/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd933809.pdf#RecreateResponsibly#FireYear2021
Gio Schenone · 19m · #DixieFire In Plumas And Butte county is Exploding Once again, Now Creating its own Weather (Rain, Lightning ETC) If the Pyrocumulis Fire cloud Collapse we have a BIG Problem on our hands… For starters it will Spread the fire At a RAPID Rate and make it Hundreds of times Hotter than it already is… Additionally there are more evacuations in progress