The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Marin County from Friday at 10 pm through Sunday at 10 am. This type of fire weather is extremely unusual in Marin in December - based on this season's events, FIRESafe MARIN urges Marin residents to take extreme precautions in the coming days. Winds of up to 50 MPH are predicted in the North Bay hills, with very low humidities and unusually low fuel-moistures. The NWS says that this may be upgraded to a Red Flag Warning Friday, depending on observed conditions.Fire Weather Watch Fri-Sun, Dec 15-17
An upper level high pressure area over California will move west out over the eastern Pacific late this week allowing a mainly dry cold front and upper level trough to move southeast across the district Friday night into early Saturday morning. A fire weather watch is in effect Friday evening through Sunday morning due to gusty northerly winds combining with very low humidity values over the hills and mountains in the wake of this front. Dry weather then continues this weekend with generally poor recoveries in the mountains.