Friday, November 23, 2007

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST SATURDAY.

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST SATURDAY.

GENERALLY THE WINDS DURING THIS EVENT WILL BE LESS WIDESPREAD... AND MAINLY IMPACT AREAS NEAR AND BELOW THE PASSES AND CANYONS. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TO 20 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS. WINDS WILL SLOWLY DECREASE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR NEAR AND BELOW THE PASSES AND CANYONS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... WITH LOCAL GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH. HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO 20 TO 0 PERCENT TONIGHT AND BELOW 10 PERCENT SATURDAY.

Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

Area: ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THECLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-

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