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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RED FLAG WARNING SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA

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

Red Flag Warning
WINDS: PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS MORNING. DURING THIS TIME...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH NEAR LAGUNA PEAK.  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY: WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 3 AND 8 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 MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
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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