Saturday, January 7, 2012

ORANGE COUNTY, SAN BERNARDINO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, THE INLAND EMPIRE

 RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM PST SUNDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

Update1530hrs: [EDIS] red flag warning from 8 am to 6 pm sunday for orange county coastal areas... the santa ana mountains... the inland empire... and the san bernardino county mountains.

Discussion:  SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES WILL BRING MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND MUCH LOWER HUMIDITIES SUNDAY WITH STRONGEST WINDS THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DECREASE SOMEWHAT AND CONTINUE FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM PST SUNDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY

  WINDS: NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY: LOWEST DAYTIME AROUND 10 PERCENT WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.
 OUTLOOK: FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY OF HUMIDITIES WITH LOWEST DAYTIME HUMIDITIES MONDAY AROUND 10 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE WEAKER 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
Area: ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS - SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS - THE INLAND EMPIRE - SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS - INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OFTHE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST - SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST.
Affected Counties or parts of: San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange
Sent: 2012-01-07T13:25:58-08:00
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