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Sunday, December 9, 2012

RED FLAG WARNING: OFFSHORE WINDS AND VERY LOW RH #CAFIRE #CAREDFLAG

  RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM PST TUESDAY FOR GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OVER THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

 RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM PST TUESDAY FOR GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OVER THE VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS - VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS

 RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND SOME VALLEYS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

 RED FLAG WARNING SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
 
 FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-

DISCUSSION: 

 WINDS - AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS MAY INCREASE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...PEAKING MONDAY MORNING THEN PERSISTING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. PEAK WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED STRONGEST OVER THE NORTHWEST VALLEYS. 
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY - HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO LOWER INTO THE TEENS ON MONDAY THEN LOWER FURTHER ON TUESDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES. 
 IMPACTS - IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. 

 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.

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