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Santa Cruz Mountains Red Flag Warning July 18 & 19

Posted On: July 17, 2021

National Weather Service report for July 18 & 19 for Santa Cruz Mountains

  • The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning starting Sunday 5:00 p.m. and lasting through Monday 5:00 p.m.

  • Dry thunderstorms on record dry fuels can easily start wildfires

  • Thunderstorms may bring locally gusty and erratic winds

  • Probability

    • Up to 30% chance of occurrence

  • Location

    • Across entire Bay Area

    • Fuels are driest in the hills and mountains, making the largest threat of lightning wildfire starts in these areas

    • Lower elevations have been in the marine layer, experiencing higher humidities and some drizzle, thus fire starts may be delayed or mitigated altogether.