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Saturday, September 13, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING & FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS #CAFIRE #CAWX

CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER MAP
NWS FIRE WEATHER MESSAGES:


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1032 AM PDT SAT SEP 13 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS
AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND SANTA BARBARA
COUNTIES DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
INCREASING INSTABILITY..

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT 6 AM SUNDAY THROUGH 9 PM MONDAY FOR
THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY..

.A PROLONGED HEAT WAVE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH
TUESDAY. THE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITIES...RELATIVELY
LIGHT WINDS...AND INCREASING INSTABILITY WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH OVER THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS AND
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS TODAY IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. WHILE HUMIDITIES WILL BE
SLIGHTLY HIGHER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE HOT
TEMPERATURES AND EVEN GREATER INSTABILITY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY
LEAD TO LARGE FIRE GROWTH. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AND WARM
TEMPERATURES AT NIGHT WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
1032 AM PDT SAT SEP 13 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY FOR THE LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DUE TO HOT
TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND INCREASING INSTABILITY..

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT 6 AM SUNDAY THROUGH 9 PM MONDAY FOR
THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS
DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING INSTABILITY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT SUNDAY. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR
HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING INSTABILITY IS IN EFFECT FROM
SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...OTHERWISE VARIABLE 10 MPH OR LESS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY 8 TO 15 PERCENT
  TODAY...THEN 15 TO 20 PERCENT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S TO 102 ACROSS LOWER MOUNTAIN
  ELEVATIONS...AND UP TO 105 DEGREES IN ADJACENT FOOTHILLS. VERY
  WARM OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80 ACROSS LOWER
  ELEVATIONS.

* FIRE BEHAVIOR...ANY FIRE IGNITION WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR
  LARGE PLUME DOMINATED GROWTH OVER THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO HOT
  TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS...INCREASING
  INSTABILITY...AND EXTREMELY DRY FUELS.

* 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
1032 AM PDT SAT SEP 13 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS
AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND SANTA BARBARA
COUNTIES DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
INCREASING INSTABILITY..

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT 6 AM SUNDAY THROUGH 9 PM MONDAY FOR
THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY..

.A PROLONGED HEAT WAVE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH
TUESDAY. THE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITIES...RELATIVELY
LIGHT WINDS...AND INCREASING INSTABILITY WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH OVER THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS AND
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS TODAY IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. WHILE HUMIDITIES WILL BE
SLIGHTLY HIGHER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE HOT
TEMPERATURES AND EVEN GREATER INSTABILITY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY
LEAD TO LARGE FIRE GROWTH. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AND WARM
TEMPERATURES AT NIGHT WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
1032 AM PDT SAT SEP 13 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY FOR THE SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW
HUMIDITIES...AND INCREASING INSTABILITY..

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT 6 AM SUNDAY THROUGH 9 PM MONDAY FOR
THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DUE TO
HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING INSTABILITY..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT SUNDAY. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR
HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING INSTABILITY IS IN EFFECT FROM
SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THROUGH
  PASSES AND CANYONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE AND ADJACENT
  FOOTHILLS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT...POTENTIALLY INCREASING TO
  15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH BY MONDAY EVENING. WINDS
  VARIABLE 10 MPH OR LESS DURING DAYTIME HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY 8 TO 15 PERCENT
  TODAY...THEN 15 TO 20 PERCENT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT
  RECOVERIES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S TO 102 ACROSS LOWER MOUNTAIN
  ELEVATIONS. VERY WARM OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80
  ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* FIRE BEHAVIOR...ANY FIRE IGNITION WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR
  LARGE PLUME DOMINATED GROWTH OVER THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO HOT
  TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...INCREASING INSTABILITY...AND
  EXTREMELY DRY FUELS.

* 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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