Low humidity, high temperatures and gusty wind is the combination farmers do not need today. You can see the smoke from a fire in this photolink picture from Humboldt County this morning.
This is going to be a huge concern through the next several days. We are not expecting a chance for showers until early next week. There is a red flag warning for high wind and special weather advisory for the high risk of agricultural land fires.
Highs will remain in the lower to middle 80s through Thursday. It will be breezy.
Burning leaves and yard debris is banned in many counties and cities across the state. Even the heat from farm machinery or car exhaust systems can easily spark a fire.
Do not throw lit cigarettes from cars. The brush and weeds in the ditches are perfect tinder for fires.