Mendocino County

courtesy of Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

 

The air quality in Mendocino County is likely to be affected by wildfires for weeks to come, according to the Mendocino County Air Quality District. 

 

Ongoing high pressure and northerly winds are expected to continue bringing smoke from southern Oregon and Northern California until the fires are out and southwest winds bring cooler temperatures.

 

In the wake of the California Legislature’s passage of its massive transportation funding bill, CalTrans has decided to immediately expedite some of the money to 13 projects statewide.

One of those projects will be here in Mendocino County, as the agency plans to pave four miles of State Route 162 near Covelo.

According to Caltrans District One representative Phil Frisbie, the $3 million project — which will span from mile markers 25 to 29 — is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

Weather July 24

Jul 24, 2017

Look for coastal clouds and patchy fog the next few nights and into the morning hours. Seasonably warm temperatures are expected inland and will increase by the weekend.

On the seas, northerly gale force winds are expected over the northern outer waters tonight. These winds will also lead to steep seas throughout the region.

And now, let's take a look at your two-day forecast for Lake and Mendocino Counties... 

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for inland Mendocino County through Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Temperatures are expected to peak between the mid 90’s and 107 degrees.

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Spotted owl populations have plummeted over the past several years despite a decade of protection. Scientists measuring the decline say their populations are decreasing at a rate of 4 percent a year. Turns out, the main culprit is a much larger owl called the Barred owl. It has moved in from the East Coast and has encroached on the smaller owl's territory in Northern California. The Barred owl will also sometimes eat spotted owls and even breed with them, producing what scientists are calling the Sparred Owl.

 

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