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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1102 AM PDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA
BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST...

.SUNDOWNER WINDS COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15 DEGREES
ABOVE SEASONAL NORMAL AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN THE TEENS WILL
CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST MONDAY LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL DEVELOP
MONDAY EVENING AND AGAIN TUESDAY EVENING OVER SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SAN JOAQUIN
VALLEY AND THERMAL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR SHORE. THE STONGEST
PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN BAKERSFIELD AND SANTA BARBARA IS
EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT AND THEN A SLIGHTLY WEAKER GRADIENT IS
EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL NORMAL MONDAY THEN TREND SLIGHTLY COOLER
TUESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL SHARPLY MONDAY AND THEN WILL
CHANGE LITTLE THROUGH TUESDAY WITH LITTLE RECOVERY IN THE WIND
PRONE AREAS.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
1102 AM PDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA
BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST...

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

* WINDS...NORTH AND NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS OR FOR EXISTING FIRES...CONDITIONS
  ARE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE WHICH WOULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

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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