The National Weather Service (NWS) upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains, valleys, and coastlines from 8 PM Saturday (10/26) to 11 AM Monday (10/28).
Confidence is high for dangerously strong offshore winds and critically low relative humidity. This event looks to be the strongest since the 2017 North Bay Fires and a potentially historic event given the strength and duration of the winds.
Strongest winds expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. Stronger winds mixing down to the lower elevations will be a particular concern throughout Sunday. Winds will gradually ease later Sunday, but remain locally gusty across higher elevations into Monday morning.
Several local public safety agencies across the County are up-staffing in response to the critical fire weather and local fires. Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings; for up-to-date emergency information for Sonoma County, including evacuation information, visit www.SoCoemergency.org.