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Update: Fire Weather Watch Issued For Mother Lode & Stanislaus Forest

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The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Mother Lode and the Stanislaus National Forest, from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

A separate Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the Northern San Joaquin Valley from late tonight through Friday morning.

Gusty north to east wind will develop Wednesday morning in the Central Valley, Delta, and Coastal Range, spreading into the northern and eastern foothills and mountains Wednesday evening. Periods of gusty wind continue into Friday morning.

The winds will range from fifteen to twenty-five mph, with gusts up to thirty-five mph.

Low daytime minimum humidity of ten to twenty-five percent and poor overnight maximum recoveries of twenty to forty-five percent are expected during this timeframe.

The combination of wind, low humidity, dry fuels, and above normal temperatures may result in critical fire weather conditions. Extreme caution should be taken to prevent new fire starts.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Monitor for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.