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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 12:28 PM PDT on October 01, 2014

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on October 03, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening for low humidities and dry fuels for fire weather
zones 295 and southern half of 297 including Sequoia National
Forest...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Fire Weather
Watch... which is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday
evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 295 and southern half of 297
including Sequoia National Forest.

* Wind... breezy northerly winds 5 to 10 mph sustained with 15 to 20
mph gusts.

* Humidity... single digit relative humidity values for up to 12
hours in many locations.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread... however
with light winds spread will be minimized. Outdoor burning is
not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.



Andersen


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:30 PM PDT on October 01, 2014


... September 2014 climatological summary for Bakersfield and Fresno...
... Fresno has its third warmest September on record...
... Bakersfield ties its seventh warmest September on record...
... 100-degree days so far...
... Rainfall departures...

   note... data are provisional and subject to revision by the
          National climatic data center

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Bakersfield... ... ... ..Fresno

Rainfall
month
September 2014... ... ... .0.01 inch... ... ... ... .0.18 inch
normal September... ... .0.08 inch... ... ... ... .0.17 inch
departure from nrml... -0.07 inch... ... ... ... .0.01 inch
percent of normal... ... 12.5... ... ... ... ... ..105.9
rain season /July 1 to June 30/
through Sep 2014... ... .0.01 inch... ... ... ... .0.19 inch
normal through Sep... ..0.12 inch... ... ... ... .0.19 inch
departure from nrml... -0.11 inch... ... ... ... .0
percent of normal... ... .8.3... ... ... ... ... ..100.0

Temperature
average high
September 2014... ... ... 93.3... ... ... ... ... ... 94.6
normal September... ... .90.0... ... ... ... ... ... 90.9
departure... ... ... ... ... 3.3... ... ... ... ... ... .3.7
highest... ... ... ... ... ..105... ... ... ... ... ... .105
date... ... ... ... ... ... .13th... ... ... ... ... ... 14th
average low
September 2014... ... ... 68.5... ... ... ... ... ... 66.9
normal September... ... .64.0... ... ... ... ... ... 61.5
departure... ... ... ... ... 4.5... ... ... ... ... ... .5.4
lowest... ... ... ... ... ... .59... ... ... ... ... ... ..59
date... ... ... ... ... ... .28th... ... ... ... ... ... 27th... 29th
average temperature
September 2014... ... ... 80.9... ... ... ... ... ... 80.7
normal September... ... .77.0... ... ... ... ... ... 76.2
departure... ... ... ... ... 3.9... ... ... ... ... ... .4.5

&&

Records tied or broken in September

Bakersfield

8th... record rainfall for the date of 0.01 inch. The
       old record was a trace... set in 1982.

Fresno

8th... tied the record rainfall for the date of a trace...
       last set in 1997.

12th... tied the record high minimum temperature for the
       date of 70 degrees... last set in 1960.

13th... record high minimum temperature for the date of 71
       degrees. The old record was 70 degrees... set in 2006.

14th... record high minimum temperature for the date of 74
       degrees. The old record was 72 degrees... set in 2013.

15th... tied the record high temperature for the date of 104
       degrees... last set in 1983.
    ... record high minimum temperature for the date of 73
       degrees. The old record was 72 degrees... set in 1938.

28th... tied the record rainfall for the date of 0.18 inch...
       last set in 1994

&&

The 15 warmest septembers on record

          Bakersfield Fresno

1. 83.0... 1974 81.3... 2012
2. 82.6... 1975 81.0... 1984
3. 81.8... 1979 *80.7... 2014*
4. 81.3... 1991 80.6... 1888
5. 81.2... 2003 80.3... 2011
6. 81.0... 2012 79.8... 1991
7. *80.9... 2014* 79.7... 2009
8. 80.9... 2009 79.5... 1979
9. 80.8... 1969 79.2... 2003
10. 80.4... 1967 79.1... 1922

&&

100-degree days so far

        Bakersfield Fresno

May 1 2
June 5 6
July 19 18
August 11 15
September 7 9

Total 43 50

&&

Rainfall departures

                                   Bakersfield Fresno

Last month... ... .actual... ... ... ... .0.01 inch... ... ... 0.18 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.08 inch... ... ... 0.17 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.07 inch... ... ... 0.01 inch
                 pct of normal... ... 12.5... ... ... ... .105.9

Last 3 months... .actual... ... ... ... .0.01 inch... ... ... 0.19 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.12 inch... ... ... 0.19 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.11 inch... ... ... 0
                 pct of normal... ... .8.3... ... ... ... .100.0

Last 6 months... .actual... ... ... ... .0.55 inch... ... ... 0.97 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.90 inch... ... ... 1.78 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.35 inch... ... ..-0.81 inch
                 pct of normal... ... 61.1... ... ... ... ..54.5

Last 12 months... actual... ... ... ... .2.42 inches... ... .4.99 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .6.47 inches... ... 11.50 inches
                 departure... ... ... -4.05 inches... ... -6.51 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 37.4... ... ... ... ..43.4

Since Jan 1st... .actual... ... ... ... .1.35 inch... ... ... 4.27 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .4.51 inches... ... .8.03 inches
                 departure... ... ... -3.16 inches... ... -3.76 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 29.9... ... ... ... ..53.2

&&


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