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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brownsigned legislation letting Californians smash car windows to save pets from extreme temperatures #CAlaw #CAdogs #CApets



Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article103994641.html#storylink=cpy

Offering relief to dogs stuck in hot cars, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation letting Californians in limited cases – and without fear of civil liability – smash car windows to save them from extreme heat or cold
Assembly Bill 797, by Assemblymen Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, "allows freeing animals from vehicles that are too hot or too cold as long as there is no other way to rescue the animal and law enforcement has first been contacted."

The bill was supported by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal groups. It was opposed by some dog clubs that warned of overzealous liberators.

In one other animal-related measure, Brown, an owner of two dogs, vetoed Assembly Bill 1824, which would have expanded the circumstances in which someone could be charged with causing the injury or death of a guide or service dog.

Brown complained in a veto message that the law would add to “the scope of the current penal code which already is convoluted and unnecessarily complex.”

He said, “I believe that existing law provides an adequate deterrent and sufficient punishment.”

NWS CALIFORNIA RED FLAG WARNINGS












NWS CALIFORNIA RED FLAG WARNINGS MAP

Red Flag Warnings

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...STRONG WINDS AND POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
HIGH TERRAIN OF CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU
COUNTIES...

.A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS...RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT.
THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE FOCUSED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES. WINDS
SHOULD DIMINISH SOME LATE SUNDAY MORNING BUT HUMIDITIES WILL
REMAIN LOW.

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WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM PDT
SUNDAY FOR NORTHEAST WINDS AND POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 619...

* IMPACTS: NORTHEAST WINDS, POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH FIRE
  DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF ANY NEW
  AND EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTHWEST OR...ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET IN FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 619.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: IN SOUTHWEST OR...EXTREME SOUTHERN
  COOS...CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE.

* WIND: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY RECOVERIES: 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY NEW OR
  EXISTING FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...STRONG WINDS AND POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
HIGH TERRAIN OF CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU
COUNTIES...

.A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS...RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT.
THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE FOCUSED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES. WINDS
SHOULD DIMINISH SOME LATE SUNDAY MORNING BUT HUMIDITIES WILL
REMAIN LOW.

CAZ280-251315-
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WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM PDT
SUNDAY FOR EAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

* IMPACTS: EAST WINDS, POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH FIRE
  DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF NEW AND
  EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 FOR
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN NORTHERN CA...WESTERN SISKIYOU.

* WIND: EAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY RECOVERIES: 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY NEW OR
  EXISTING FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...STRONG WINDS AND POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
HIGH TERRAIN OF CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU
COUNTIES...

.A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS...RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT.
THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE FOCUSED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
CURRY...WESTERN JOSEPHINE...AND WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES. WINDS
SHOULD DIMINISH SOME LATE SUNDAY MORNING BUT HUMIDITIES WILL
REMAIN LOW.

ORZ618-251315-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0024.160925T0700Z-160925T1700Z/
SOUTHERN OREGON COAST-
101 PM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM PDT
SUNDAY FOR NORTHEAST WIND WITH POOR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY
FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 618...

* IMPACTS: NORTHEAST WINDS, POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY, AND HIGH FIRE
  DANGER WILL LIKELY CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OF ANY NEW
  AND EXISTING FIRES.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 618 ABOVE
  1500 FEET.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN SOUTHWEST OR...CURRY.

* WIND: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY RECOVERY: 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CAUSE ANY NEW OR
  EXISTING FIRES TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.


&&

$$

SK

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...PERIODS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST...AND
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN...WILL BRING DRY AND
WARMER WEATHER THROUGH MONDAY WITH PERIODS OF GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS NEAR THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS AND INTO EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
VALLEYS...INCLUDING INLAND ORANGE COUNTY. THE MOST CRITICAL
COMBINATION OF HEAT...HUMIDITY...AND WIND IS EXPECTED SUNDAY. ON
MONDAY...A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED.

CAZ248-257-250500-
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SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS - THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL
FOREST-
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE INLAND EMPIRE...
THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH...EXCEPT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 BELOW THE CAJON
  PASS...AND THROUGH AND ALONG THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND
  FOOTHILLS SUNDAY AND MONDAY MORNINGS.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST OF 8 TO 12 PERCENT WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.

* OUTLOOK...GRADUAL COOLING WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY AND WEAKER WINDS
  TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR
  AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 HEAT WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...PERIODS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST...AND
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN...WILL BRING DRY AND
WARMER WEATHER THROUGH MONDAY WITH PERIODS OF GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS NEAR THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS AND INTO EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
VALLEYS...INCLUDING INLAND ORANGE COUNTY. THE MOST CRITICAL
COMBINATION OF HEAT...HUMIDITY...AND WIND IS EXPECTED SUNDAY. ON
MONDAY...A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED.

CAZ250-265-554-250500-
/O.UPG.KSGX.FW.A.0006.160925T1200Z-160927T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KSGX.FW.W.0005.160925T0700Z-160926T2200Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS-SAN GORGONIO PASS NEAR BANNING-
ORANGE COUNTY INLAND AREAS-
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE INLAND
VALLEYS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY...INLAND ORANGE COUNTY...AND THROUGH
THE SAN GORGONIO PASS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH...BECOMING 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH SUNDAY
  MORNING INTO MONDAY.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST OF 8 TO 12 PERCENT SUNDAY. SLIGHTLY HIGHER ON
  MONDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.

* OUTLOOK...GRADUAL COOLING WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY AND WEAKER WINDS
  TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR
  AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 HEAT WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

JAD

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...PERIODS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST...AND
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN...WILL BRING DRY AND
WARMER WEATHER THROUGH MONDAY WITH PERIODS OF GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS NEAR THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS AND INTO EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
VALLEYS...INCLUDING INLAND ORANGE COUNTY. THE MOST CRITICAL
COMBINATION OF HEAT...HUMIDITY...AND WIND IS EXPECTED SUNDAY. ON
MONDAY...A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED.

CAZ256-258-250500-
/O.UPG.KSGX.FW.A.0006.160925T1200Z-160927T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KSGX.FW.W.0005.160925T0700Z-160926T2200Z/
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO
NATIONAL FOREST-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE
CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE RIVERSIDE AND
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH...BECOMING 25 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 50 TO 60 MPH
  ALONG WIND-PRONE COASTAL SLOPES SUNDAY MORNING INTO MONDAY.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST OF 8 TO 12 PERCENT SUNDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERY...BECOMING 12 TO 20 PERCENT ON MONDAY.

* OUTLOOK...GRADUAL COOLING WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY AND WEAKER WINDS
  TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR
  AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 HEAT WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...PERIODS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST...AND
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN...WILL BRING DRY AND
WARMER WEATHER THROUGH MONDAY WITH PERIODS OF GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS NEAR THE COASTAL FOOTHILLS AND INTO EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
VALLEYS...INCLUDING INLAND ORANGE COUNTY. THE MOST CRITICAL
COMBINATION OF HEAT...HUMIDITY...AND WIND IS EXPECTED SUNDAY. ON
MONDAY...A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED.

CAZ255-250500-
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/O.NEW.KSGX.FW.W.0005.160925T0700Z-160926T2200Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OF
THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-
1153 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ALONG THE COASTAL SLOPES
AND PASS AREAS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM PDT
MONDAY.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH...BECOMING 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 TO 50 MPH SUNDAY
  MORNING INTO MONDAY.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST OF 8 TO 12 PERCENT WITH POOR OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERY.

* OUTLOOK...GRADUAL COOLING WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY AND WEAKER WINDS
  TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR
  AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 HEAT WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS MANY
MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST FROM MALIBU
TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

.AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY
DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...HOT
TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...AND EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS.
WHILE THE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL BE WEAKER TODAY...THERE WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT WARMING AND DRYING ACROSS INLAND AREAS.

THE SANTA ANA WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN AREAL
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY...WHEN
THE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST
FROM VENTURA TO MALIBU. SUNDAY WILL LIKELY BRING THE MOST CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO THE STRONGER WINDS...WIDESPREAD
TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT
HUMIDITIES. THIS TYPE OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS WOULD BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
VERY RAPID FIRE SPREAD ALONG WITH EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR FOR ANY
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS.

GUSTY SANTA ANA CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY BUT WIND GUSTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AND MORE
EASTERLY IN NATURE. CONTINUED VERY HOT AND DRY MONDAY WITH WINDS
SLOWLY DECREASING... HOWEVER... COASTAL AREAS SHOULD SEE A
BETTER SEABREEZE RETURNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

CAZ253-254-242300-
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VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT MONDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE VENTURA
AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH
  TODAY...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ON
  SUNDAY. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS CONTINUING INTO
  MONDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 5 AND 10 PERCENT
  THROUGH MONDAY. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AT NIGHT...ESPECIALLY
  WINDY AREAS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE VERY RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR THAT COULD LEAD TO
  A 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
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES
WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING POTENTIAL FIRE IGNITION
SOURCES. 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
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS MANY
MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST FROM MALIBU
TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

.AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY
DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...HOT
TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...AND EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS.
WHILE THE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL BE WEAKER TODAY...THERE WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT WARMING AND DRYING ACROSS INLAND AREAS.

THE SANTA ANA WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN AREAL
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY...WHEN
THE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST
FROM VENTURA TO MALIBU. SUNDAY WILL LIKELY BRING THE MOST CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO THE STRONGER WINDS...WIDESPREAD
TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT
HUMIDITIES. THIS TYPE OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS WOULD BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
VERY RAPID FIRE SPREAD ALONG WITH EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR FOR ANY
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS.

GUSTY SANTA ANA CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY BUT WIND GUSTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AND MORE
EASTERLY IN NATURE. CONTINUED VERY HOT AND DRY MONDAY WITH WINDS
SLOWLY DECREASING... HOWEVER... COASTAL AREAS SHOULD SEE A
BETTER SEABREEZE RETURNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

CAZ240-241-242300-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0010.160925T0700Z-160926T2200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
3 PM PDT MONDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY
COAST FROM MALIBU TO WEST HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

* WINDS...LOCAL NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH TODAY...BECOMING
  MORE WIDESPREAD AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH ON SUNDAY...MAINLY FROM VENTURA TO MALIBU AND EXTENDING INTO
  THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...LOWERING TO 5 TO 15 PERCENT ON SUNDAY AND
  MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE VERY 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

GOMBERG/BOLDT

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS MANY
MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST FROM MALIBU
TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

.AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY
DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...HOT
TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...AND EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS.
WHILE THE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL BE WEAKER TODAY...THERE WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT WARMING AND DRYING ACROSS INLAND AREAS.

THE SANTA ANA WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN AREAL
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY...WHEN
THE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST
FROM VENTURA TO MALIBU. SUNDAY WILL LIKELY BRING THE MOST CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO THE STRONGER WINDS...WIDESPREAD
TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT
HUMIDITIES. THIS TYPE OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS WOULD BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
VERY RAPID FIRE SPREAD ALONG WITH EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR FOR ANY
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS.

GUSTY SANTA ANA CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY BUT WIND GUSTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AND MORE
EASTERLY IN NATURE. CONTINUED VERY HOT AND DRY MONDAY WITH WINDS
SLOWLY DECREASING... HOWEVER... COASTAL AREAS SHOULD SEE A
BETTER SEABREEZE RETURNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

CAZ288-242300-
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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT MONDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH TODAY
  INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH ON SUNDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 5 PERCENT. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY
  AT NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE VERY RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR THAT WOULD LEAD TO
  A 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
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING POTENTIAL FIRE IGNITION
SOURCES. 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
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS MANY
MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST FROM MALIBU
TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

.AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY
DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS...HOT
TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...AND EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS.
WHILE THE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL BE WEAKER TODAY...THERE WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT WARMING AND DRYING ACROSS INLAND AREAS.

THE SANTA ANA WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN AREAL
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY...WHEN
THE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST
FROM VENTURA TO MALIBU. SUNDAY WILL LIKELY BRING THE MOST CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO THE STRONGER WINDS...WIDESPREAD
TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT
HUMIDITIES. THIS TYPE OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY FUELS WOULD BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
VERY RAPID FIRE SPREAD ALONG WITH EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR FOR ANY
NEW FIRE IGNITIONS.

GUSTY SANTA ANA CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY BUT WIND GUSTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AND MORE
EASTERLY IN NATURE. CONTINUED VERY HOT AND DRY MONDAY WITH WINDS
SLOWLY DECREASING... HOWEVER... COASTAL AREAS SHOULD SEE A
BETTER SEABREEZE RETURNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

CAZ244>246-547-242300-
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VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
1020 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT MONDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE VENTURA
AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY VALLEYS INCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA
MOUNTAINS...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH...INCREASING
  TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON SUNDAY EXCEPT ISOLATED
  GUSTS TO 55 MPH ACROSS THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS
  IN EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS CONTINUING INTO
  MONDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 5 AND 10 PERCENT
  THROUGH MONDAY. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AT NIGHT...ESPECIALLY
  FOOTHILLS AND WINDY AREAS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE VERY RAPID
  SPREAD OF WILDFIRE AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR THAT WOULD LEAD TO
  A 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 HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING POTENTIAL FIRE IGNITION
SOURCES. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN
THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
510 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS IN THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING ALONG WITH HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND AND
RESULT IN HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS BY SUNDAY. IN ADDITION...LOCALLY
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP
IN THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER
RIDGES AND PEAKS IN NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY AND NORTHERN NAPA
COUNTY. WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DECREASE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HOT AND
DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.


CAZ507-242200-
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NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-
510 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM PDT
SUNDAY FOR STRONG AND GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND HOT AND
DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 3
PM PDT SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507...THE NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS.
  STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ABOVE 1500 FEET IN NORTHERN SONOMA
  COUNTY AND NORTHERN NAPA COUNTY.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH ON
  SATURDAY NIGHT WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
  WINDS REMAINING STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING AND THEN
  SLOWLY DIMINISHING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO 15 TO 25%
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH LITTLE RECOVERY EXPECTED ABOVE 2000 FEET
  ON SATURDAY NIGHT. HUMIDITY VALUES FORECAST TO DROP TO AS LOW AS
  10% ON SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

&&

$$

DYKEMA

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
300 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR MOST OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND
SURROUNDING TERRAIN...

.STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN A RETURN OF HOT AND
DRY WEATHER ALONG WITH BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS ACROSS THE
INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND RESULTING IN
INCREASED FIRE DANGER.

CAZ213-215>217-263-264-266-268-279-242300-
/O.NEW.KSTO.FW.W.0005.160924T1900Z-160926T0100Z/
EASTERN PORTION OF SHASTA/TRINITY NF-
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW
1000 FT-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN YOLO-
SACRAMENTO FAR WESTERN PLACER, SOUTHERN SUTTER AND SOLANO COUNTY
BELOW 1000 FT-SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-
TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-GLENN UNIT-
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS
OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE UNITS-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
300 AM PDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM PDT SUNDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
213...215...216... 217...263...264...266...268 AND 279...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM PDT SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 213. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 215.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 216. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 217. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 263. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 266. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 268. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279.

* WIND...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15-30 MPH. WINDS DEVELOP THROUGH MUCH
  OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY BY MIDDAY WITH STRONGER WINDS
  DEVELOPING IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA/CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND COAST
  RANGE TONIGHT.

* HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON MINIMUM 8 TO 18 PERCENT TODAY, SLIGHTLY
  LOWER SUNDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY OF ONLY 20 TO 40 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RAPID SPREAD OF ANY FIRE STARTS LIKELY.

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.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO



NWS CALIFORNIA RED FLAG WARNINGS

Friday, September 23, 2016

Ventura County Mourning the loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler #CALODD

Ventura County firefighters are mourning the loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler who died when a tanker rolled over Wednesday morning.






Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, 38, and another firefighter were working the Canyon Fire near Vandenberg Air Force Base when the crash happened around 6:20 a.m.

The apparatus, which was carrying 2,000 gallons of water, hit a roundabout at State Route 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc, according to localtelevision station KSBY.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash had a "violent impact" which caused the apparatus to rollover. 

A special investigation team was summoned to the scene to help determine the cause of the crash.

Osler, the passenger, was trapped in the vehicle and later died.

Osler was assigned Station 42 in Moorpark.

He leaves behind a wife, a 12-year-old daughter and a 11-year-old son, according to the Ventura County Star.

SFFD Report Details "male-dominated" Culture of Female Harassment

Female CA FF Was Treated Miserably

San Francisco Fire Station 2 Chinatown
Credit Google Maps
 Sept. 23--When a female firefighter scored a choice spot at a station in San Francisco's Chinatown, she was immediately met with resistance by her new male colleagues, including one who asked her an intimidating question: "Do you know how difficult your time is going to be?"

A document obtained by The Chronicle outlines details from an independent investigation into just how miserable her life was made in the "male-dominated" culture of Station 2 at 1340 Powell St., one of the busiest firehouses in the city. The question presented to the female firefighter before her first shift even began was the start of a systematic harassment campaign intended to drive her out of the firehouse, the investigation concluded.

But the months of harassment she endured resulted in Chief Joanne Hayes-White's recent decision to reassign the entire command staff away from the station, blaming "deficiencies in leadership" for creating a "hostile work environment based on gender," according to a separate letter obtained by The Chronicle that was signed by Hayes-White.

Investigators found credible claims that the harassment included urination in the female firefighter's bed and feces left on the floor of the women's bathroom at the station, among other incidents Hayes-White deemed "egregious." After the woman reported it, her co-workers retaliated by branding her a "rat," the report says.

Written by Micki Callahan, the director of human resources for San Francisco, to Hayes-White, the confidential letter recounts a series of instances in which the female firefighter was harassed and discriminated against "because she is a woman."

"The investigation revealed that the culture at Station 2 is hostile and challenging for females," Callahan wrote in her 13-page letter dated Aug. 31.

The harassment began in November 2015, the letter says, when the victim decided to apply to Station 2. It intensified during her first shift in January 2016 and continued for eight shifts through February, when she reported the harassment to department leadership.

Her male co-workers, according to Callahan's report, openly expressed doubts that she was strong enough to hold her own in the field -- "because she is a woman" -- and "more likely than not" referred to her as a "bitch."

The victim told investigators her co-workers tampered with her belongings kept at the firehouse, in one instance pumping her lotion all over the women's bathroom counter and removing her toilet paper.

She started snapping pictures of her personal effects at the end of shifts, the woman told investigators, to see if anyone messed with them in her absence.

Before she started at Station 2, the woman stopped by to introduce herself on Jan. 10, dropping off her firefighting gear for cleaning, a common practice at the station. A male firefighter was found responsible by investigators for hiding her uniform in a cabinet three days later "to make her feel unwelcome." Her gear was never cleaned.

The victim waited seven shifts before reporting the alleged misconduct, the report said, because she wanted to "resolve the situation herself" to avoid having to file a formal complaint.

That's relatively quick for reporting workplace harassment, said Kelly Armstrong, a San Francisco lawyer who has worked on harassment cases for 15 years. Many victims endure the treatment for months or years because they're afraid of retribution, Armstrong said.

Though the report mentioned multiple male firefighters by name, none of them was found specifically responsible for their individual conduct, and witnesses often offered conflicting accounts of the allegations.

Hayes-White is responsible for disciplining firefighters in such situations, including meting out suspensions or firings. While no firefighters from Station 2 were fired or suspended, the chief ordered all officers there to be transferred to other firehouses "on or around" Oct. 8.

An independent agency, the San Francisco Fire Commission, must approve disciplinary measures that exceed a 10-day suspension. The commissioners had no knowledge of the case until reading about it in The Chronicle on Wednesday, a representative said, meaning no suspensions exceeding 10 days were issued by Hayes-White following the investigation.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CA-AFV Canyon Fire LODD Ventura County Firefighter Died In Water Tender Rollover Near Lompoc Wednesday Morning. #CanyonFire

Ventura County firefighter died in the line of duty while working on the Canyon Fire near Lompoc at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning.


USFA Update: 

USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: 

Name: Ryan Osler 
Rank: Fire Engineer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: 09/21/2016
Time of Incident: 0620hrs
Date of Death: 09/21/2016
  
Fire Department: Ventura County Fire Department
Address: 165 Durley Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010-8586
Fire Department Chief: Mark Lorenzen

Incident Description: Ventura County Fire Engineer Ryan Osler died from injuries sustained in a fire apparatus crash while it was negotiating a traffic circle enroute to the Canyon Fire on Vandenburg Air Force Base. According to media reports, the water tender truck was loaded with 2,000 gallons of water and struck a curb in the roundabout then overturned. Two Firefighters were in the vehicle when it crashed. The passenger (Engineer Osler) was killed, while the driver suffered minor injuries. The fatal incident remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: Highway 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc, CA

Tribute is being paid to Fire Engineer Ryan Osler at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
  
To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Ventura County Fire Department LODD CAL OES Water Tender Rollover
Credit: 
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Lompoc (KEYT)


Fire Engineer Ryan Osler was driving a fire water tender truck that reportedly rolled over near a roundabout on Highway 246 near Purisima Road. Lompoc, CACredit: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Lompoc (KEYT)


The Ventura County Fire Department said in a Twitter tweet that the firefighter died after a vehicle accident.
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The Ventura Copunty fire department said in a Facebook post that the firefighter died after a truck he was in rolled over on Purisima Road. The fire engineer, identified as Ryan Osler, was the passenger in the truck and sustained fatal injuries.

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Ventura County Fire Chief announces the tragic loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, who lost his life in a line of duty vehicle accident on the Canyon Fire on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
A second firefighter was involved in the accident and was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
We welcome your thoughts and prayers for the families of these firefighters. We ask that everyone be respectful of the families at this time. Please be patient as information is released. More details will follow soon.
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Incident reports at 6:20 a.m.: A water tender truck was traveling westbound on State Route 246, approaching a roundabout on Purisima Road. The driver ended up hitting a curb on the roundabout, causing the truck to rollover. The driver was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

California Highway Patrol officers with the Buellton Station are investigating the crash.


Osler worked out of Fire Station 42 in Moorpark. The two firefighters in the water tender were providing help in the Canyon Fire, which ignited in a remote canyon near the Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday. The #CanyonFire has grown to 19 square miles and is 45 percent contained.

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze.
Voluntary evacuations were also ordered for about 400 residents in San Miguelito Canyon.


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The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) provides fire protection and emergency response services for the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, California, and for six other cities within the county. Together, these areas compose the Ventura County Fire Protection District in the state of California, USA.
 The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is the fire district's board of directors. These five elected supervisors appoint the fire chief, and task him with providing fire protection services for the district.
In addition to the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, the department currently provides the following cities with service: Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CA-YNP Mariposa Grove Fire - Yosemite Mariposa Grove Prescribed Wildfire #MariposaGroveFire

Yosemite National Park Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire

Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire

Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down.

Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona area. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District (MCAPCD) to time the project to coincide with favorable weather and smoke dispersion conditions. Smoke, affecting health, is always a consideration in the decision to schedule prescribed fires. A smoke management plan has been submitted to the MCAPCD, and a burn permit has been issued. A smoke monitor will be placed in nearby communities to monitor smoke.

Yosemite’s Fire Management ProgramHistorically, natural fire burned an average of 16,000 acres annually in Yosemite National Park and played an integral role in shaping Yosemite’s ecosystem. Yosemite’s Fire Management Program works to balance the protection of life, property, and natural and cultural resources with the restoration of fire as a natural process. Due to decades of fire suppression (actively putting out any fire that started), many areas have become overgrown, unhealthy, and increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic wildfire.

The Mariposa Grove project is near the top of the Grove from Wawona Point to the south. Fire managers want to take advantage of the Mariposa Grove closure to conduct the project. The Grove is closed to the public because of a major restoration project. Burning at this time will minimize impacts to public use. Burning in the Mariposa Grove is a continuous process; the targeted areas have had 1-3 prescribed fires in the past 30 years, and continued burning is required to maintain healthy forest conditions. Fire produces the optimum conditions for Giant Sequoia reproduction and propagation. Fire not only removes the accumulated layers of dead woody debris exposing nutrient rich mineral soil, but dries the cones allowing the seeds to shed. In addition, fire creates holes in the forest canopy, while eliminating shade tolerate competition.

Park employees, community members, and visitors can expect to see fire personnel from various federal and state agencies conducting burning operations during the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire.

Friday, September 16, 2016

CAL FIRE Housekeeping: Longtime CAL FIRE XO Leading Personnel Cleanup. #CAfire #CALFIRE



Longtime CAL FIRE executive to lead department’s personnel cleanup





With his department still recovering from scandal, Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott recently recorded a video urging his employees to make it "a leader in fire protection emergency response and resource management for California.” Cal Fire

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article102133122.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article75198482.html

Cal Fire is turning to a longtime executive from its communications and business staff to lead a professional standards outfit that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed after a series of personnel scandals embarrassed the agency.

Monte Manson, chief of business services at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, will move into his new position on Monday.

He’ll lead a professional standards program that will be charged with training employees on appropriate conduct, updating personnel policies, investigating high-profile misconduct and carrying out background checks, according to a Sept. 2 memo from Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.

Thirteen employees are expected to report to him when the program reaches its full staff.

“Throughout his career with Cal Fire, Monte has gained invaluable experience, and he brings to this position a strong and extensive administrative background. His ability to develop and cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and his skills in training and policy development will serve him well as he develops this new program,” Pimlott wrote in announcing Manson’s promotion.

Manson joined Cal Fire in 1995 in the department’s communications office. He also worked in its budget, occupational safety and administrative offices. He was promoted to chief of business services in 2013 after spending five years as the department’s procurement officer.

The state budget included a $4 million boost for Cal Fire to launch the program. Brown called for its creation in the wake of revelations that followed a Cal Fire battalion chief’s murder of his mistress in the Elk Grove house they shared. Orville “Moe” Fleming is serving 16 years to life for second-degree murder.

Subsequent allegations of sexual misconduct at the academy prompted Pimlott to commission a California Highway Patrol probe that led to resignations, dismissals or demotions of 16 employees.

Sacramento Bee investigations last year also revealed that Cal Fire employees cheated to win promotions, drank on state time, used state property for personal business, and stored and shared inappropriate pictures and sex links on their state phones.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article102133122.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

California firefighter awarded Medal of Valor

Calif. firefighter awarded Medal of ValorAlex Wallbrett was recognized for coming to the aid of a coworker who was stabbed by a bystander last year

Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Firefighter Alexander Wallbret. (Photo/California Governor’s Office)

Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Firefighter Alexander Wallbret. (Photo/California Governor’s Office)

SAN DIEGO — A firefighter received the state’s Medal of Valor Monday for intervening in an assault on a colleague.

Alex Wallbrett came to the aid of coworker Ben Vernon June 24, 2015. The crew was treating a sick and drunk man in downtown San Diego, when a bystander began to stab Vernon repeatedly. The wounds left Vernon with a punctured lung and other injuries.

Wallbrett jumped a fence and placed himself between the attacker, 34-year-old Ryan Allen Jones, and Vernon. As a result of wrestling Jones, Wallbrett sustained several stab wounds, including one dangerously close to his spine.

“Alex is truly one of San Diego’s finest, and his selfless bravery saved the life of a fellow firefighter,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said during the ceremony, CBS 8 reported. “His actions prove that San Diego’s first responders are second to none … Alex does all of San Diego proud in receiving this award.”

Jones was convicted of attempted manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to at least 23 years in prison.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CA-KNF Gap Fire, Klamath National Forest, 33,867 acres and 85% #CAfire

Gap Fire Daily Update: September 13, 2016

Happy Camp, CA—The Gap Fire, on the Klamath National Forest, is 33,867 acres and 85 percent contained. The acreage increase is due to a change in mapping methods. The acreage figure includes all acres—burned and unburned—within the fire perimeter.
  • Two community meetings are scheduled: one today, September 13, at 6 pm at Seiad Valley fire station and one tomorrow, September 14, at 6 pm at Horse Creek Community Church.
  • Motorists might experience temporary closures on Highway 96 due to fire-suppression activity or crews moving equipment.
  • Residents and visitors in the area are likely to see smoke and occasional fire as unburned vegetation continues to ignite inside the fire perimeter.
During yesterday’s operational period a red-flag warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity began at 2 pm. Although the northwest firelines were tested, crews successfully kept the fire within containment lines. Elsewhere around the fire perimeter, firefighters mopped up containment lines, repaired contingency lines, and backhauled excess equipment and trash. 

The red-flag warning has been lifted. Today, firefighters will concentrate on locating and extinguishing isolated heat sources along the western perimeter to keep the fire from spotting over the last remaining section of uncontained line. These heat sources range from smoldering tree stumps to burning interior islands of vegetation.

Helicopters will be available for water drops. Additional firefighters and heavy equipment are on standby and will respond to new fire starts as needed. Crews will continue to backhaul, mop up, and patrol the firelines. South of the fire area, firefighters are repairing contingency lines—dozer and hand lines—constructed during the fire-suppression phase.

Forest Closure remains in effect for areas affected by the Gap Fire on the Klamath National Forest. The Beaver Creek Road is closed at the intersection with West Beaver Creek Road (47N01). Beaver Creek Road remains open to the east 2118(48N01).

The cause of the Gap Fire is still under investigation. If you have information pertaining to the fire investigation, please contact the US Forest Service Tipline for the Klamath National Forest at 530-841-4474

For additional information on air quality, please visit http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ andhttp://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

For additional information and pictures, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4997/

 
Firefighting Resources on the Gap Fire
 
 
Crews19
Engines43
Heavy Equipment11 dozers, 30 water tenders, 1 masticator, 5 chippers, 5 excavators
Helicopters3
Fixed Wing AircraftOrdered as needed
Total resources1,082

CA-YNP Yosemite Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn Mariposa County

AHWAHNEE MEADOW – Prescribed Burn - Mariposa County

Ignition of the 62 acre prescribed burn at Ahwahnee Meadow began today; a total of 50 acres were completed. The remaining 12 acres will be scheduled for ignition tomorrow morning, Tuesday September 13, 2016.

Smoke will be present during burning operations. Smoke, affecting health, is always a consideration in the decision to schedule prescribed fires. Community members and visitors who are sensitive to smoke may want to close their windows and doors and/or consider leaving the area during active ignition of the project in order to reduce exposure.

The objective of this prescribed burn is ecosystem restoration. Historically, natural fire burned an average of 16,000 acres annually in Yosemite National Park and played an integral role in shaping Yosemite’s ecosystem. Yosemite’s Fire Management program is designed to balance the protection of life, property and natural and cultural resources with the continuation of fire as a nature process. Applying fire under prescribed conditions mimics the frequent, low intensity, lightning caused fires. Fire also allows for the recycling of nutrients to the soil, which encourages the germination and regrowth of plants, shrubs, and trees.

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