6/20/19 — A red flag warning, meaning a period of inclement weather that leads to an elevated risk of tiny sparks become fires, and fires raging into larger conflagrations, has been issued for much of the northern Central Valley, the Sierra Foothill region, and the norther Coastal Ranges, including parts of the Mendocino National Forest and areas of Lake County just east of Ukiah. The warning lasts from this evening through Saturday.
Said PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras, “At this point we’re not looking at initiating a public safety power shut off but we’re constantly monitoring the weather.”
Here’s a detailed map from Cal Fire which they routinely update. These maps often appear to follow county lines, which of course the weather does not — so being just outside of the official area does not mean we are in the clear.
The National Weather Services makes these predictions and here is their warning:
And here are further details about what a red flag warning means, and what precautions to take, from Cal Fire, just follow this link.
We’ll continue to update as more information becomes avaliable and as the situation develops.
The Lakeport Police Department also made this post:
And good luck to all our readers, stay safe.