Monday, December 31, 2007

Critical Fire Weather today

Critical Fire Weather expected to subside by 7 pm - Eastern Riverside County and Imperial County.
Gusty Winds will continue through New Years day.
The winds shifted rapidly early this morning becoming Northeast winds of 25 to 35 Mph with gust's over 50 Mph and with humidities in the low teens(Blythe @1300-13%) this event developed well before sunrise today and will continue until tomorrow evening with gust's exceeding 35 Mph at times and the humidity should remain at or below 15%. -(1)

CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 231LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 232IMPERIAL COUNTY AND EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY-

Critical Fire Weather and Red Flag warnings remain in effect - Large areas of So Cal - San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside counties especially mountain areas, passes and canyons.
Expect Northeast to East winds gusting between 35 to 70 mph to continue through the night especially at elevations above 1000 feet with a prolonged period of low relative humidities, By morning and into New Years day relative humidities will be below 10 percent and temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees warmer with winds gusting over 35 Mph. - -(1)

ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OFTHE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINONATIONAL FOREST-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONALFOREST-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THECLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-

-(1)Compiled from California OES EDIS releases

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