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Monday, March 10, 2014

FIRE WEATHER WATCH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
955 AM PDT MON MAR 10 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY..

.A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR OREGON IS EXPECTED TO DROP SOUTH
INTO EASTERN CALIFORNIA BY WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL BRING GUSTY
OFFSHORE FLOW TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PEAKING ON WEDNESDAY AND
FOCUSING OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. DURING THE
PEAK...THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH
AND GUSTS UP TO AROUND 65 MPH. WHILE HUMIDITIES WILL INCREASE SOME
TUESDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS...THEY WILL GRADUALLY
LOWER TO BELOW 15 PERCENT THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY...FIRST
NEAR THE COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN UP THROUGH THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS IN THE AFTERNOON. DESPITE THE INITIALLY HIGHER
HUMIDITIES...THE STRONG WIND POTENTIAL WILL BRING A POTENTIAL FOR
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IF A FIRE STARTED.

WHILE NOT PART OF THE WATCH...TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ARE PERIODS OF
HIGH FIRE WEATHER CONCERN...WITH A FEW HOURS OF WIDESPREAD RED
FLAG CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

CAZ246-253-254-110100-
/O.NEW.KLOX.FW.A.0004.140312T1300Z-140313T0100Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
955 AM PDT MON MAR 10 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BUT
  THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 65 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 45 PERCENT WEDNESDAY MORNING LOWERING
  TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT BY LATE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE IF FIRE IGNITION
  OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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.



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
955 AM PDT MON MAR 10 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY..

.A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR OREGON IS EXPECTED TO DROP SOUTH
INTO EASTERN CALIFORNIA BY WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL BRING GUSTY
OFFSHORE FLOW TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PEAKING ON WEDNESDAY AND
FOCUSING OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. DURING THE
PEAK...THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH
AND GUSTS UP TO AROUND 65 MPH. WHILE HUMIDITIES WILL INCREASE SOME
TUESDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS...THEY WILL GRADUALLY
LOWER TO BELOW 15 PERCENT THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY...FIRST
NEAR THE COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN UP THROUGH THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS IN THE AFTERNOON. DESPITE THE INITIALLY HIGHER
HUMIDITIES...THE STRONG WIND POTENTIAL WILL BRING A POTENTIAL FOR
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IF A FIRE STARTED.

WHILE NOT PART OF THE WATCH...TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ARE PERIODS OF
HIGH FIRE WEATHER CONCERN...WITH A FEW HOURS OF WIDESPREAD RED
FLAG CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

CAZ240-241-244-245-288-547-110100-
/O.NEW.KLOX.FW.A.0004.140312T1300Z-140313T0100Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
955 AM PDT MON MAR 10 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OVER THE COASTS AND VALLEYS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...BUT
  THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 55 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
  LOWERING TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT BY NOON.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE IF FIRE IGNITION
  OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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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