Monday, September 28th, 2020
Hot and Smoky Start to the Week | By: Chief Meteorologist Dan Romano
It’s been a historically hot day across the North Coast with Eureka and Crescent City both smashing record high temperatures. In addition, fire activity within the wildfires to our south and east has increased over the last 24 hours, and some of the that smoke has impacted a large portion of the viewing area. The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Red Flag Warning, also known as a Fire Weather Warning, until 9:00 p.m. for the entire viewing area.
Although we’re still looking at more heat and smoke tomorrow, we should see some improvement as we work our way through the afternoon hours. Until then, we’ll stay fairly warm with very poor air quality through tonight.
Winds will be light tomorrow, which should give crews some assistance as they battle area wildfires. However, the lack of winds will keep the smoke in place. Over time, those winds will become more westerly and provide some cleaner for area resident. Coastal temperatures will top out in the 70s, while the summer heat continues to back inland communities with highs approaching triple digits.
Temperatures will remain above average through the rest of the week. Coastal high temperatures will eventually drop into the mid to upper 60s by the middle to end of the week. At the same time, inland communities will spend the majority of the week ahead in the 90s. Unfortunately, we don’t have any rain in the forecast through next weekend.
Thanks for reading, and stay safe and cool for the start of the week.
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Chief Meteorologist Dan Romano’s passion for weather began when he was very young. When asked by his first-grade teacher why he loves his parents so much, Dan answered, “Because they let me watch the Weather Channel instead of… (Read More)