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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY


Red Flag Warning

OSCC News and Notes 04/29/2014: Hot, dry and windy weather is expected across Southern California through Thursday.  The strongest winds will occur Wednesday when offshore winds of 20-35 mph with gusts to over 60 mph will be possible.  Temperatures in the valleys and lower foothills will reach the mid 90s to around 100 with minimum RH readings in the teens.  Poor RH recovery is expected each night this week.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ246-253-254-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL
  CONTINUE THIS EVENING...INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 70 MPH LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 80 MPH
  ARE EXPECTED IN THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE WESTERN
  PEAKS OF THE SANTA MONICAS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 25 TO 35
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE AREAS EXPOSED
  TO THE NORTHEAST WINDS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY IN THE 60S TO AROUND 70 IN THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND MIDDLE 70S TO MIDDLE 80S IN THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS...CLIMBING A FEW DEGREES ON THURSDAY. OVERNIGHT
  TEMPERATURES EXPOSED TO THE NORTHEAST WINDS IN THE 60S TO LOWER
  70S.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ241-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

* WINDS...FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST
  WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL REDEVELOP
  TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ON
  WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED DAMAGING GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
  IN THE VICINITY OF MALIBU. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN WIND EXPOSED
  LOCATIONS AND FOOTHILLS.


* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN FOOTHILS AND WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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.

GOMBERG/HALL

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ244-245-547-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL
  CONTINUE TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH ON WEDNESDAY. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FOCUSED
  ACROSS THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS AS
  WELL AS THE NORTHERN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. THE WINDS WILL
  DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
  AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN THE FOOTHILLS AND WIND EXPOSED AREAS.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ240-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL
  REDEVELOP TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55
  MPH ON WEDNESDAY. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN WIND EXPOSED
  LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE THE 60S TO LOWER
  70S IN WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ288-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH THIS
  EVENING...INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH LATE
  TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ON WEDNESDAY...CLIMBING
  INTO THE 90S ON THURSDAY. LOWS IN THE 60S.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ548-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH LATE TONIGHT
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
  IN THE FOOTHILLS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN THE FOOTHILLS AND WIND EXPOSED AREAS.

* 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 EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG 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 SAN DIEGO CA
1002 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY EVENING...

.A SURGE OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS DURING THIS
TIME WILL BE FROM 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH OVER
THE FOOTHILLS AND VALLEYS. PEAK WINDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH ARE LIKELY
IN A FEW OF THE WIND PRONE MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL AREAS. A BRIEF
LULL IN THE WINDS IS FORECAST WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE A THIRD AND
FINAL SURGE OF GUSTY WINDS ARRIVES WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY. THE WINDS WITH THIS THIRD EVENT ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE HOT WEATHER...STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ELEVATED
FIRE CONCERNS.

CAZ242-248-255>257-301300-
/O.CON.KSGX.FW.W.0004.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OF
THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO
NATIONAL FOREST-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL
FOREST-
1002 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITES AND HOT WEATHER...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG WINDS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH IN THE FOOTHILLS
  AND VALLEYS WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH. PEAK GUSTS OF 60 TO 80
  MPH IN THE WIND PRONE MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL AREAS. A SECOND
  SURGE OF STRONG WINDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH NOT AS STRONG AS THEY WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD HUMIDITES 5 TO 10 PERCENT THROUGH
  THURSDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.

* TEMPERATURES...88 TO 98 DEGREES FROM THE INLAND VALLEYS TO THE
  COAST.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TONIGHT...PEAKING EARLY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE WEAKENING SOMEWHAT WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AGAIN THURSDAY
  MORNING...BUT WILL NOT REACH THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDS
  EXPECTED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* OUTLOOK...WINDS BEGIN TO WEAKEN THURSDAY NIGHT AND HUMIDITIES
  BEGIN TO RECOVER NEAR THE COAST. HUMIDITY RECOVERY SPREADING
  INLAND FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
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