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Fire Danger Remains High!

Air Quality Report (As of 7AM)
All reporting stations are good to moderate.

Offshore flow will continue for the next few days, with warm, dry weather expected. Dry air will also mean chilly lows, however. Fire danger will remain elevated, but after another round of weaker winds Monday night, winds should die down for the most part. Flow will switch back on flow mid-week with some low clouds/fog possible at the coast and cooling through the end of the week. Halloween weekend is currently looking rather pleasant.

***RED FLAG WARNING***

From the National Weather Service in Monterey…

… for the Northern Diablo Range extended until 5PM Tuesday

WIND: North to northeast winds 25-35mph, gusting up to 50-60mph.

HUMIDITY: As low as 4 percent with little or no
humidity recovery through Tuesday

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.



Tuesday: Sunny but hazy with some fog possible along the coast after dark. Warm, with highs in the 70s to around 80ºF.

Overnight: Mostly clear and dry. Chilly once again, with lows in the 30s-40s.

Extended: The warmest day of the week will likely be Wednesday, then temperatures will cool into the end of the week as flow switches back onshore. Highs will remain at or above seasonal normal. Lows will be at or slightly below, so after an extended period of time with above-normal low temperatures, the nights will be rather chilly. Some higher elevation valleys in San Benito County may see a touch of frost. Highs will warm up a bit next weekend after a weak weather system passes by to our north.



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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 49ºF
HIGH: 69ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 45ºF
HIGH: 78ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for November 3rd - 9th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation. 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Winter: La Niña Advisory

-Area drought status: 
Moderate drought for much of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, Abnormally dry on the east shore of the bay into San Benito County. No drought classification for much of Monterey County outside of the Gabilan Range.

Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority

Zach McIntyre

Zach McIntyre is the morning meteorologist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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