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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FIRE WEATHER WATCH LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTIES


 [EDIS] Fire Weather Watch in effect from wednesday evening through friday afternoon for strong northeast winds and low relative humidity for the coasts and valleys of los angeles and ventura counties as well as the santa monica mountains.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

OTHER POTENTIAL IMPACTS WOULD INCLUDE DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES AS WELL AS REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING DUST AND SAND. MOTORISTS ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL STRONG WIND EVENT AS TRAVEL CONDITIONS COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS LATER THIS WEEK.




 WINDS: AREAS OF NORTHEAST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 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 COAST-LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-

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


Sent: 2011-11-29T09:48:57-08:00
Original Sender: KLOX@nwws.oes.ca.govCalifornia Fire News 2011 

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