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Sunday, November 16, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WIND EVENT OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

OSCC - NWS Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
944 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM PST MONDAY OVER MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES.

STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN COMBINED WITH STRONG AND COLD NORTHERLY WINDS ALOFT WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE A MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WIND EVENT OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH WEAKER BUT
STILL GUSTY WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING AND POSSIBLY
THROUGH TUESDAY. MEANWHILE HUMIDITIES WILL RAPIDLY LOWER TO 8 TO
15 PERCENT BY THIS AFTERNOON... DESPITE THIS BEING A RELATIVELY
COLD WIND EVENT. LOWER HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY. AS A
RESULT...RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING. THE RED FLAG WARNINGS MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED THROUGH
TUESDAY FOR PARTS OF THE AREA...BUT WILL WAIT TO SEE HOW
CONDITIONS DEVELOP ON MONDAY BEFORE MAKING THAT DECISION.

CAZ240-244-245-288-547-170145-
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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-
VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
944 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST MONDAY FOR
THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND THE VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS AND
COAST...

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH
  TODAY BECOMING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT. LOWEST MONDAY. POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES UNDER 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR SHOULD
  BE EXPECTED IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS.

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.
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