Saturday, January 4, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY #CaFire #CaWx #CaFireWx

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT BASIN
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...TIGHTENING THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENTS
ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS OFFSHORE WIND EVENT IS TRENDING
STRONGER AND FASTER...WITH OFFSHORE WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
SHARPLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE FOCUS OF STRONGEST WINDS WILL
BE ACROSS EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY AND WESTERN LOS ANGELES
COUNTY...WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
DURING THE PEAK OF THE EVENT...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH
WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
LOCATIONS. FOR WIND PRONE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...GUSTS BETWEEN
40 AND 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON.

THE SHARP INCREASE IN OFFSHORE WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL ALSO RESULT
IN RAPID DRYING...WITH HUMIDITIES LIKELY FALLING BELOW 15 PERCENT
IN MANY AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY
READINGS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BY SUNDAY MORNING.. CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY. DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS...A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES
OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN LATER MONDAY AFTERNOON..
WITH ONSHORE WINDS LIKELY TO RETURN ALONG THE COAST. HOWEVER..
WARM AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

CAZ547-051800-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.140105T0800Z-140107T0000Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
4 PM PST MONDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES
FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY..

* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY AFTER
  MIDNIGHT...PEAKING ON SUNDAY. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL
  BE LIKELY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS
  NORTHERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING RAPIDLY BELOW 15 PERCENT AFTER
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ACROSS WIND PRONE LOCATIONS.. WITH
  WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT READINGS SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY.

* 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. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS...VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE
APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG
WARNING.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT BASIN
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...TIGHTENING THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENTS
ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS OFFSHORE WIND EVENT IS TRENDING
STRONGER AND FASTER...WITH OFFSHORE WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
SHARPLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE FOCUS OF STRONGEST WINDS WILL
BE ACROSS EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY AND WESTERN LOS ANGELES
COUNTY...WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
DURING THE PEAK OF THE EVENT...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH
WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
LOCATIONS. FOR WIND PRONE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...GUSTS BETWEEN
40 AND 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON.

THE SHARP INCREASE IN OFFSHORE WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL ALSO RESULT
IN RAPID DRYING...WITH HUMIDITIES LIKELY FALLING BELOW 15 PERCENT
IN MANY AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY
READINGS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BY SUNDAY MORNING.. CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY. DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS...A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES
OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN LATER MONDAY AFTERNOON..
WITH ONSHORE WINDS LIKELY TO RETURN ALONG THE COAST. HOWEVER..
WARM AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

CAZ246-253-254-051800-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.140105T0800Z-140107T0000Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
4 PM PST MONDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES
FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY AFTER
  MIDNIGHT...PEAKING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. GUSTY OFFSHORE
  WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH WILL
  BE LIKELY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS
  OVER 60 MPH IN FAVORED LOCATIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING RAPIDLY BELOW 15 PERCENT AFTER
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.. WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT READINGS
  SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...60S TO LOWER 70S ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS...50S
  ACROSS HIGHER 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. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS...VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE
APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG
WARNING.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT BASIN
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...TIGHTENING THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENTS
ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS OFFSHORE WIND EVENT IS TRENDING
STRONGER AND FASTER...WITH OFFSHORE WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
SHARPLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE FOCUS OF STRONGEST WINDS WILL
BE ACROSS EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY AND WESTERN LOS ANGELES
COUNTY...WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
DURING THE PEAK OF THE EVENT...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH
WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
LOCATIONS. FOR WIND PRONE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...GUSTS BETWEEN
40 AND 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON.

THE SHARP INCREASE IN OFFSHORE WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL ALSO RESULT
IN RAPID DRYING...WITH HUMIDITIES LIKELY FALLING BELOW 15 PERCENT
IN MANY AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY
READINGS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BY SUNDAY MORNING.. CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY. DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS...A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES
OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN LATER MONDAY AFTERNOON..
WITH ONSHORE WINDS LIKELY TO RETURN ALONG THE COAST. HOWEVER..
WARM AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

CAZ244-245-288-051800-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.140105T0800Z-140107T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
4 PM PST MONDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES
FOR THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY AND VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS..

* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY AFTER
  MIDNIGHT...PEAKING ON SUNDAY. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL
  BE LIKELY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
  FOR ISOLATED GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH IN THE HILLS OF VENTURA
  COUNTY. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SANTA CLARITA
  VALLEY AND EASTERN VENTURA VALLEYS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING RAPIDLY BELOW 15 PERCENT AFTER
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.. WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT READINGS
  SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY.

* 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. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS...VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE
APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG
WARNING.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT BASIN
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...TIGHTENING THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENTS
ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS OFFSHORE WIND EVENT IS TRENDING
STRONGER AND FASTER...WITH OFFSHORE WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
SHARPLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE FOCUS OF STRONGEST WINDS WILL
BE ACROSS EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY AND WESTERN LOS ANGELES
COUNTY...WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
DURING THE PEAK OF THE EVENT...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH
WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
LOCATIONS. FOR WIND PRONE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...GUSTS BETWEEN
40 AND 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON.

THE SHARP INCREASE IN OFFSHORE WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL ALSO RESULT
IN RAPID DRYING...WITH HUMIDITIES LIKELY FALLING BELOW 15 PERCENT
IN MANY AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY
READINGS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BY SUNDAY MORNING.. CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY. DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS...A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES
OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN LATER MONDAY AFTERNOON..
WITH ONSHORE WINDS LIKELY TO RETURN ALONG THE COAST. HOWEVER..
WARM AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

CAZ240-241-051800-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0001.140105T1100Z-140107T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
310 PM PST SAT JAN 4 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SUNDAY TO 4 PM
PST MONDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES FOR
THE VENTURA COAST AND MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS..

* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY LATE
  TONIGHT...PEAKING ON SUNDAY. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL
  BE LIKELY ON SUNDAY. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
  VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL PLAIN AND MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS IN
  LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING RAPIDLY BELOW 15 PERCENT LATE
  TONIGHT ACROSS WIND PRONE LOCATIONS...WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE
  DIGIT READINGS SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY.

* 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. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS...VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS WILL 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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