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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
933 AM PST MON NOV 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES AND THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OVER THE COAST AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...

.WINDS TODAY WILL BE WEAKER THAN YESTERDAY...BUT STILL GUSTY IN
THE FAVORED LOCATIONS. MOST AREAS WILL SEE HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 6
AND 15 PERCENT. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN CRITICAL CONDITIONS
TODAY OVER SEVERAL AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES...ESPECIALLY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. RED
FLAG DURATIONS HOWEVER WILL LIKELY ONLY BE MET WHERE THE WINDS ARE
THE STRONGEST...NAMELY THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY
MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS WHERE THE THREAT
IS HIGHEST.

SOME STRENGTHENING OF THE NORTHEAST FLOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
TUESDAY...BUT LESS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. WHILE LESS CONFIDENT
THAN BEFORE...THERE IS A CHANCE FOR MARGINAL RED FLAG CONDITIONS
AND DURATIONS OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES INCLUDING THE
COASTAL SECTIONS. SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY.

CAZ246-253-254-288-250145-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-141127T0200Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
933 AM PST MON NOV 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES AND THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY...

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY...BECOMING 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 45 MPH TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS STRONGEST
  IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 TO 15 PERCENT. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES.

* TEMPERATURES...60 TO 70 DEGREES TODAY...THEN 65 TO 75 ON
  TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS
  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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
410 AM PST MON NOV 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS...VALLEYS...AND
INLAND ORANGE COUNTY...

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND NORTH WINDS ALOFT
WILL BRING PERIODS OF STRONG GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS TO THE
MOUNTAINS...COASTAL FOOTHILLS...AND INLAND VALLEYS THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WITH STRONGEST WINDS FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
MORNING. LOWEST DAYTIME HUMIDITIES WILL FALL BELOW 10 PERCENT WITH
POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY. WEAKER NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS WITH LOW
HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE INTO THANKSGIVING DAY.

CAZ242-248-250-255>258-242230-
/O.CON.KSGX.FW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-141127T0200Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OF
THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO
NATIONAL FOREST-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL
FOREST-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE
CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-
410 AM PST MON NOV 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY
FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 MPH. GUSTS TO 60
  MPH FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...LOWEST DAYTIME AROUND 5 PERCENT WITH
  POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS IN THE MORNINGS...WITH STRONGEST WINDS
  LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* OUTLOOK...LOW HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THANKSGIVING...
  WITH LOCALLY GUSTY EAST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF
  RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES.

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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