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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES


Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
310 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES... .SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...BUT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO CONTINUE LOCALLY GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE COASTAL SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS INTO THE FAR INLAND VALLEYS IN RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES. WEAKER WINDS WITH A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE INTO THANKSGIVING DAY.
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Last map update: Nov, 26th 2014 at 6:41:08 am PST
CAZ248-250-256-258-262230- /O.CON.KSGX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-141127T0200Z/ SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE- SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST- 310 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES... A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. * RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...LOWEST DAYTIME HUMIDITY OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT. * TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS CONTINUING PAST SUNRISE...THEN DECREASING DURING THE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. * OUTLOOK...WEAKER OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THANKSGIVING DAY WITH A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITIES. 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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