Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Flags, Fire Weather Watch: Greater California

THE RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE MOVING THROUGH THE AREA EARLY THIS EVENING. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

GUSTS IN WIND PRONE AREAS COULD REACH 60 MPH. HUMIDITY WILL GENERALLY REMAIN AROUND 20 PERCENT. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE THROUGH THE EVENING AS THE FRONT EXITS THE REGION. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY 8 PM AND HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE.

Red Flags; Fire Weather Watches;

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS ALONG A COLD FRONT Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
Alert sent at 16:40 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE MALIBU COAST AND HOLLYWOOD HILLS DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29
FIRE WEATHER WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
Alert sent at 15:00 PDT on 2009-09-29

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