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Thursday, December 26, 2013

NWS URGENT FIRE WEATHER / RED FLAG WARNING GUSTY NE WINDS AND VERY LOW RH LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES #CAFIRE

The National Weather Service Oxnard, has issued a Red Flag Warning that remains in effect until 1800 hrs PST today for gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity for Los Angeles, Ventura Counties


A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.



FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ241-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FROM MALIBU
TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THROUGH
  TONIGHT BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS.
  WINDS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING ON FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 5 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY AND FRIDAY...WITH
  VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ246-253-254-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 50
  MPH ACROSS THE WESTERN PEAKS OF THE SANTA MONICAS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 4 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY AND
  FRIDAY...WITH VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 70S TO LOWER 80S AT THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS...50S AND 60S IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ244-245-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 45 MPH
  IN THE HILLS. STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 4 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY AND
  FRIDAY...WITH VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ547-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
  THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS. ISOLATED GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH ACROSS FAR NORTHWEST PORTIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 4 TO 10 PERCENT TODAY AND FRIDAY...WITH
  VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ288-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 5 TO 10 PERCENT TODAY AND FRIDAY...WITH
  VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

 * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 70S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TYPICAL WIND
PRONE LOCATIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. WIND GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.. WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE ACROSS
COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS. THESE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
REINFORCE WARM AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. THE GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...RESULTING IN THE EXTENSION OF THE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

WHILE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THERE WILL STILL BE VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS...WITH
WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

CAZ240-271800-
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131227T1800Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
1255 PM PST THU DEC 26 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THROUGH
  TONIGHT. STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS. WINDS GRADUALLY
  DIMINISHING ON FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 5 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY AND FRIDAY...WITH
  VERY POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE WOULD BE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD THAT COULD THREATEN LIFE
  AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

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