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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
120 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Weekend Through Next
Tuesday due to Low Humidity, Gusty Winds and High Temperatures...

A Santa Ana Wind will develop Saturday and continue through
Tuesday. This will bring areas of gusty winds, especially below
passes and canyons, very low humidity and hot weather. The gusty
winds will start first in the San Bernardino County Mountains, the
Inland Empire and Santa Ana Mountains Saturday morning, then the
winds will have greater coverage Sunday through Tuesday, including
in San Diego County. Strongest winds will likely be Saturday
morning below the Cajon Pass and in the Santa Ana Mountains and
then again Tuesday morning over the region with local gusts near
50 MPH possible. Lowest humidity will be around 10 percent inland
Saturday and Sunday, then 5 to 10 percent Monday and Tuesday,
including in some coastal areas. Local durations of 6 hours of
wind gusts of 35 MPH or greater and simultaneous humidity below 15
percent will be possible each day. Temperatures will exceed 100
in some areas Monday and Tuesday.

CAZ248-255-257-200500-
/O.NEW.KSGX.FW.A.0003.171021T1700Z-171025T0100Z/
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-Santa Ana Mountains-
Including The Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National
Forest-
120 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Tuesday afternoon.

* LOCATION...San Bernardino County Mountains through the Inland
  Empire and Santa Ana Mountains.

* WIND...Areas of northeast winds 15 to 30 MPH with local gusts 35
  to 45 MPH. A few gusts could reach 50 MPH Saturday morning and
  Tuesday morning.

* HUMIDITY...Daytime minimums around 10 percent Saturday and
  Sunday, then 5 to 10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor
  recovery each night.

* TIMING...Saturday morning through Tuesday.

* OUTLOOK...The Santa Ana Winds should weaken Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag
Warnings.

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