Sunday, December 29, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY VERY LOW RH WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA & SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS.#CAFIRE

Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada front country from Yosemite south through Kern County until late this evening. Strong, gusty Northeast winds and low humidity will increase the wildfire threat and promote rapid fire growth if a fire ignites. 

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA, LOS ANGELES, KERN AND VENTURA COUNTIES AND THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS.
Red Flag Warning, SIERRA NEVADA, Yosemite, Kern County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA 146 PM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 CAZ295>297-300545- /O.EXT.KHNX.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-131231T0000Z/ KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS- SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK- TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS- 146 PM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS.. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS EXTENDED THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES.. WHICH IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY. * AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 295 KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS.. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 296 SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 297 TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS. LOCATIONS INCLUDE FRAZIER PARK...PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB...SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST INCLUDING THE PIUTES...SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK...KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * TIMING...THROUGH 4 PM PST MONDAY. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 PERCENT OR LESS THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING THEN RECOVERY ONLY INTO THE TEENS TO LOWER TO MID 20S. HUMIDITIES FALLING BACK TO 10 PERCENT OR LESS DURING THE MORNING HOURS AND REMAINING LOW THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD AND EXTREME BEHAVIOR WITH THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. 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 CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. &&
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.. .MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH. GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE VALLEYS AND COASTAL PORTIONS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY FALL THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...WITH SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS READINGS COMMON. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. LIGHTER OFFSHORE WINDS LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY COMBINED WITH WARM TEMPERATURES AND SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER. CAZ246-253-254-300000- /O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-131230T0600Z/ SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA- VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST- LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST- 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.. * WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PEAK LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH EXPECTED. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAVORED LOCATIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING THE SANTA MONICAS. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 50S AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND 60S LOWER ELEVATIONS. * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRY FUELS COULD CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. && 
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.. .MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH. GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE VALLEYS AND COASTAL PORTIONS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY FALL THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...WITH SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS READINGS COMMON. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. LIGHTER OFFSHORE WINDS LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY COMBINED WITH WARM TEMPERATURES AND SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER. CAZ244-245-288-547-300000- /O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-131230T0600Z/ VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS- SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY- 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS...SAN FERNANDO VALLEY...AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY.. * WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PEAK LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH EXPECTED. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY AND EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...LOWERING TO 6 TO 12 PERCENT BY THIS AFTERNOON. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S TO MID 70S. * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRY FUELS COULD CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. &&
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.. .MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH. GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE VALLEYS AND COASTAL PORTIONS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY FALL THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...WITH SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS READINGS COMMON. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. LIGHTER OFFSHORE WINDS LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY COMBINED WITH WARM TEMPERATURES AND SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER. CAZ240-241-300000- /O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-131230T0600Z/ VENTURA COUNTY COAST- LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES- 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE VENTURA COAST AND LOS ANGELES COAST FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS.. * WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PEAK LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED ACROSS THE VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL PLAIN AND FROM MALIBU TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...LOWERING TO 6 TO 12 PERCENT BY AFTERNOON. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 70S. * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRY FUELS COULD CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. && RAT
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.. .MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH. GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE VALLEYS AND COASTAL PORTIONS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY FALL THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...WITH SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS READINGS COMMON. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. LIGHTER OFFSHORE WINDS LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY COMBINED WITH WARM TEMPERATURES AND SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER. CAZ548-300000- /O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-131230T0600Z/ LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY- 1050 AM PST SUN DEC 29 2013 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY.. * WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PEAK LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...WITH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH EXPECTED IN THE HILLS AND CANYONS. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...LOWERING TO 6 TO 12 PERCENT BY THIS AFTERNOON. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRY FUELS COULD CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. &&
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Californians and guests visiting these recreational areas are encouraged to be extra cautious and avoid accidentially sparking a wildfire. "One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire" .

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_redflagwarning.php


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