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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS - WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES


Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 309 PM PDT TUE JUN 18 2013

 RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES,VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES
INCLUDING THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE

INCREASING NORTHWEST FLOW WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS, ANTELOPE VALLEY AND SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST RESULTING IN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ACROSS THESE AREAS.

HOWEVER A SURGE OF DRIER AIR IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND EARLY THURSDAY. VERY LOW HUMIDITIES COUPLED WITH CONTINUED GUSTY WINDS AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL LIKELY BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES, VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES AS WELL AS THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST / LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
 
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

* WINDS - AREAS OF NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 50 MPH NEAR WHITAKER PEAK. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL MAINLY BE FOCUSED NEAR THE INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND MORNING HOURS. 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY - HUMIDITIES FALLING INTO THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS ON WEDNESDAY AND PERSISTING THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. 
* IMPACTS - IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY 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.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
931 PM PDT TUE JUN 18 2013

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-191300-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
931 PM PDT TUE JUN 18 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE... REST OF TONIGHT

STRONG WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS. NORTHWEST GALE FORCE WINDS WILL PERSIST OVER THE
OUTER WATERS AND SURF WILL GENERATE A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* HIGH WIND WARNING..........SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* WIND ADVISORY..............SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* GALE WARNING...............SEE WHUS76 KLOX - MWWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK......SEE FZUS56 KLOX - SRFLOX FOR DETAILS *

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

GUSTY NORTH WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL
ELEVATE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS AND A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT
FOR SANTA BARBARA...VENTURA....AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS
WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST GALE FORCE
WINDS WILL PERSIST OVER THE OUTER WATERS THROUGH THURSDAY.

* RED FLAG WARNING...........SEE WWUS86 KLOX - RFWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* WIND ADVISORY..............SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* GALE WARNING...............SEE WHUS76 KLOX - MWWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK......SEE FZUS56 KLOX - SRFLOX FOR DETAILS *

* GALE WATCH...............SEE WHUS76 KLOX - MWWLOX FOR DETAILS *

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HALL



Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
921 PM PDT TUE JUN 18 2013

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE AREA WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS
TO PORTIONS OF THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY...AND POSSIBLY
THURSDAY.

CAZ053-191000-
/O.EXA.KLOX.WI.Y.0055.000000T0000Z-130619T1900Z/
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS
921 PM PDT TUE JUN 18 2013

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL OCCUR THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT.
  DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 45 MPH OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED.
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