December 8, 2021

California Wildfires: Lake Tahoe weather ‘not cooperating’ with winds expected to worsen, Red Flag Warning

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) — The identical altering weather system shifting smoke out of the San Francisco Bay Space this week is making the hearth struggle worse for crews battling the Caldor Hearth close to South Lake Tahoe, in accordance to ABC7 Information meteorologist Lisa Argen.

“Low clouds and fog returning to the Bay Area will bring a stronger sea breeze pushing the smoke east and north where it came from,” stated Argen.

Whereas our air high quality is enhancing, Argen says a Red Flag Warning on the west slopes of the Sierra Nevada will stay in impact for 12 hours from 11 a.m. Monday till 11 p.m. Wednesday.

“Southwesterly winds, anywhere from 20 to 25 miles an hour will be moving into the area,” stated Argen. “This is certainly making a run on the fire.”

The wind might get even stronger on Tuesday.

“We could see up to 50 miles an hour gusts,” stated Argen. “So, really — the weather is not cooperating as we get through the middle of the week, despite slightly cooler temperatures and slightly higher relative humidity.”

WATCH: Caldor Hearth evacuation orders expanded in Tahoe as wildfire grows

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Hearth officers ordered extra evacuations across the Tahoe Basin Sunday night as crews dealt with a two-week outdated blaze.

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