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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RED FLAG WARNING - SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

RED FLAG WARNING
 A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING. 


WINDS: PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS MORNING. DURING THIS TIME...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. 
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY: WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 3 AND 6 PERCENT. 
IMPACTS: DUE TO THE STRENGTH OF THIS WIND EVENT...THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR DOWNED POWER LINES. IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD LIKELY BE A RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT COULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. 


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRY FUELS COULD CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.
Area: SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles

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    ****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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