Weather plays a crucial factor in the prevention and suppression of wild land fires. A combination of factors including temperature, humidity, wind, and fuel moisture, and other aspects can combine to create conditions that can turn a small spark into a major conflagration. The links below are sites that gather the necessary data to predict fire behavior at any given time.
EESPC1 BANNER ROAD RAWS
This site gathers weather information at Banner Rd just off of Railroad Flat Rd.
The U.S. Forest Service maintains this site. This weather unit acts as the local meteorological consultant for Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center and provides daily fire season weather briefings, regional fire weather and other forecasts and services.
This link takes you to the National Weather Service web site for the Sacramento area.
Incident Information system - California
Current Fire Information
Glossary of Terms
This is a very helpful glossary of terms pertaining to Fire Weather
National Interagency Fire Center
Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigtion Guide
Local Citizen Weather Stations in the District