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Friday, December 13, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY FOR MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS - LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTIES

The National weather service has issued a Fire weather watch that’s in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon for gusty northeast winds and low humidity for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.


RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MOST COASTAL
AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP THIS EVENING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

Humidities are expected to lower to around 15 percent on Saturday afternoon. Further Drying is expected Saturday night into Sunday when there will be The potential for widespread humidities between 10 and 15 percent.

Red Flag Warning
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY FOR GUSTY NE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY MOST COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
946 AM PST FRI DEC 13 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MOST COASTAL
AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP THIS
EVENING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...THEN DESCEND INTO COASTAL AND VALLEY
AREAS OVERNIGHT. THE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK ON SATURDAY
ACROSS LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WHEN GUSTS BETWEEN 45
AND 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS
OVER 60 MPH IN FAVORED LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY
AREAS WILL GENERALLY SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE. SLIGHT
WEAKENING OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY...HOWEVER
GUSTS BETWEEN 30 AND 45 MPH WILL STILL BE COMMON.

HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO AROUND 15 PERCENT OR LESS ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...WITH THE DRIER AIR FILTERING
INTO COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS IN THE AFTERNOON. FURTHER DRYING IS
EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...WHEN THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 8 AND 15 PERCENT. A RED FLAG WARNING
HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR SATURDAY
INTO SUNDAY DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG OFFSHORE
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...WARM TEMPERATURES...AND DRY FUELS.

CAZ246-253-254-140000-
/O.UPG.KLOX.FW.A.0007.131214T2000Z-131216T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KLOX.FW.W.0007.131214T1400Z-131216T0200Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
946 AM PST FRI DEC 13 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM PST
SUNDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM PST SUNDAY. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING SHARPLY
  OVERNIGHT...PEAKING ON SATURDAY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 55 MPH THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS ON SATURDAY...EXCEPT
  ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH IN FAVORED LOCATIONS. WINDS
  DIMINISHING SLIGHTLY ON SUNDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...LOWERING TO AROUND 15 PERCENT ON SATURDAY
  MORNING...THEN 8 TO 15 PERCENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 60S TO LOWER 70S ACROSS LOWER
  ELEVATIONS ON SATURDAY...RISING TO THE MID 60S TO MID 70S ON SUNDAY.

* 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 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.

&&

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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
300 AM PST FRI DEC 13 2013

...BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

.A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL QUICKLY BUILD INTO NEVADA
TONIGHT WHICH WILL BRING SANTA ANA WINDS BACK TO SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA. ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS WILL OCCUR BOTH SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY MORNINGS WITH A TEMPORARY LULL IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS.

CAZ046-053-054-131900-
/O.NEW.KLOX.WI.Y.0080.131214T0600Z-131215T2000Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPANGA...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...
MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
300 AM PST FRI DEC 13 2013

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS AND TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH TONIGHT. THE WINDS WILL TEMPORRARLY
  DECREASE LATER SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND THEN INCREASE
  AGAIN SUNDAY MORNING. THERE WILL LIKELY BE ISOLATED GUSTS TO 65
  MPH ACROSS THE WINDIEST RIDGETOPS.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
  FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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