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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1112 PM PDT MON SEP 29 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY
MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS DUE TO LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BUILDING OVER THE REGION WILL BRING AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS TO SOUTHWEST
CALIFORNIA STARTING THURSDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
IN ADDITION...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE
WEDNESDAY EVENING...PEAKING EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WITH GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS AND UP TO 30 MPH ACROSS THE VALLEYS.
THE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DIMINISH SOME THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN
STRENGTHEN AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. AS
TEMPERATURES RISE ON THURSDAY...HUMIDITIES WILL DIMINISH RAPIDLY
IN THE AFTERNOON WITH WIDESPREAD VALUES NEAR 10 PERCENT OR LOWER.

THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
WINDS ARE LIKELY TO BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS. THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY THAT THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL SPREAD TO COASTAL
AREAS THURSDAY MORNING. THE HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS MAY PERSIST
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

CAZ244-245-288-547-548-302015-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.A.0008.141002T0700Z-141004T0200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
1112 PM PDT MON SEP 29 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS FOR
LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...

* WINDS...POTENTIAL FOR NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
  THURSDAY MORNING. THE WINDS MAY DIMINISH SOME THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...HUMIDITIES IN THE LOWER TEENS TO UPPER
  SINGLE DIGITS WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY. POOR HUMIDITY
  RECOVERIES ARE LIKELY THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE
  DIGIT HUMIDITIES POSSIBLE FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...RISING INTO THE UPPER 80S TO UPPER 90S BY
  THURSDAY...AND INTO THE MID 90S TO LOWER 100S ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...WITH EXTREMELY DRY FUELS IN PLACE...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 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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CS/EB/TH/ASR





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