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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SOCAL RED FLAG WARNING MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES #CaFire #CaWx

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties due to strong Santa Ana winds.


Red Flag Warnings

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST SURGE OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WHEN
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE GUSTING TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH IN THE
MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN FAVORED
LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS WILL GENERALLY
SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE DURING THIS TIME. AREAS OF
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE OCCURRING TODAY...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS THE AIR MASS
CONTINUES TO WARM. IN ADDITION...HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY
POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.. FOOTHILLS...AND WIND PRONE
LOCATIONS.

DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS..
VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES...A WIDESPREAD
AND EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AND MOST OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY.

CAZ246-253-254-141815-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140116T0200Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH THROUGH
  TONIGHT...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
  LOCATIONS. WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH
  TUESDAY THROUGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP
  TO 70 MPH ACROSS FAVORED LOCATIONS.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT TODAY...LOWERING INTO SINGLE
  DIGITS TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES WILL BE
  VERY POOR EACH NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 50S TO LOWER 70S TODAY...RISING TO 60S TO MID 70S
  ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* 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.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST SURGE OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WHEN
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE GUSTING TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH IN THE
MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN FAVORED
LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS WILL GENERALLY
SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE DURING THIS TIME. AREAS OF
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE OCCURRING TODAY...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS THE AIR MASS
CONTINUES TO WARM. IN ADDITION...HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY
POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.. FOOTHILLS...AND WIND PRONE
LOCATIONS.

DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS..
VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES...A WIDESPREAD
AND EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AND MOST OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY.

CAZ240-141815-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140116T0200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THROUGH
  TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TUESDAY
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD
  SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR EACH NIGHT IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 75 TO 80 TODAY...WARMING TO THE LOWER TO MID
  80S ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* 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.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST SURGE OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WHEN
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE GUSTING TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH IN THE
MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN FAVORED
LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS WILL GENERALLY
SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE DURING THIS TIME. AREAS OF
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE OCCURRING TODAY...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS THE AIR MASS
CONTINUES TO WARM. IN ADDITION...HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY
POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.. FOOTHILLS...AND WIND PRONE
LOCATIONS.

DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS..
VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES...A WIDESPREAD
AND EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AND MOST OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY.

CAZ244-245-288-547-141815-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140116T0200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA
CLARITA VALLEY...SAN FERNANDO VALLEY...AND VENTURA COUNTY
VALLEYS..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH THROUGH
  TONIGHT...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS TO 55 MPH IN THE HILLS OF
  VENTURA COUNTY. WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  50 MPH TUESDAY THROUGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...EXCEPT ISOLATED
  GUSTS OVER 60 MPH IN THE HILLS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE
  FOCUSED ACROSS THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY.. WESTERN SAN FERNANDO
  VALLEY...AND EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD
  SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE VERY POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND PRONE AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S TODAY...WARMING
  TO THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* 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.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST SURGE OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WHEN
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE GUSTING TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH IN THE
MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN FAVORED
LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS WILL GENERALLY
SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE DURING THIS TIME. AREAS OF
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE OCCURRING TODAY...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS THE AIR MASS
CONTINUES TO WARM. IN ADDITION...HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY
POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.. FOOTHILLS...AND WIND PRONE
LOCATIONS.

DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS..
VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES...A WIDESPREAD
AND EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AND MOST OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY.

CAZ548-141815-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140116T0200Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN
FOOTHILLS OF THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY..

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. THE
  WINDS WILL BE FOCUSED ACROSS THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD
  SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE VERY POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S TODAY..
  WARMING TO THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* 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.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES..

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA
WINDS FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST SURGE OF SANTA ANA WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WHEN
NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE GUSTING TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH IN THE
MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN FAVORED
LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE...COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS WILL GENERALLY
SEE GUSTS IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE DURING THIS TIME. AREAS OF
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE OCCURRING TODAY...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS THE AIR MASS
CONTINUES TO WARM. IN ADDITION...HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE VERY
POOR EACH NIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.. FOOTHILLS...AND WIND PRONE
LOCATIONS.

DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS..
VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES...A WIDESPREAD
AND EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AND MOST OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY.

CAZ241-141815-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140116T0200Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
135 PM PST MON JAN 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FROM MALIBU TO
HOLLYWOOD HILLS..

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH
  FROM MALIBU TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 TO 12 PERCENT TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD
  SINGLE DIGIT READINGS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES WILL BE VERY POOR EACH NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND PRONE AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 75 TO 80 TODAY...WARMING TO THE LOWER TO MID
  80S ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* 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.

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