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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FIRE WEATHER WATCH LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTIES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR VERY STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 


A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE OVER ARIZONA AND GENERATE STRONG NORTHEAST SANTA ANA WINDS OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH MOST OF FRIDAY.


 PEAK SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 40 MPH OVER MUCH OF THE AREA.
WITH PEAK WIND GUSTS LIKELY EXCEEDING 60 MPH. 


THESE WINDS WILL ALSO HELP TO MAINTAIN LOW HUMIDITY READINGS ESPECIALLY OVER THE COASTS AND VALLEYS. ALTHOUGH THESE WINDS SHOULD WEAKEN BY FRIDAY EVENING...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS OVER THE WEEKEND. ...


FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 
WINDS: AREAS OF NORTHEAST 35 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 80 MPH. 


RELATIVE HUMIDITY: LOWERING TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT. * IMPACTS... THE COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS WELL AS SUFFICIENTLY DRY FUELS SHOULD RESULT IN FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. 


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Instruction:
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.


Area: VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-


Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles


Sent: 2011-11-29T09:48:56-08:00
Original Sender: KLOX@nwws.oes.ca.gov

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