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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
822 PM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-021600-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
822 PM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

...HOT...DRY AND BREEZY WITH ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ACROSS SOUTHWEST
CALIFORNIA TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVER
THE REGION..BRINGING A SIGNIFICANT WARMING AND DRYING TREND TO
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THAT WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. WEAK
TO MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS TONIGHT INTO
THURSDAY...AND LIGHTER OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY.

AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE 80S TO MID 90S
ACROSS THE COAST AND VALLEYS BY THURSDAY...AND TO AROUND 90 TO
THE LOWER 100S BY FRIDAY. THE HEAT IS EXPECTED TO PEAK ON SATURDAY
WITH VALLEY HIGHS RANGING BETWEEN 100 TO 106 DEGREES. OVERNIGHT LOWS
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN RATHER WARM...IN THE MID 60S TO NEAR 70 ACROSS
THE ELEVATED WIND-PRONE VALLEYS AND LOWER MOUNTAIN ELEVATIONS.
OFFSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES WITH NORTHEAST GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN
THE VALLEYS AND UP TO 45 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS...LOCALLY TO 50 MPH
ACROSS THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS ABOVE POINT MUGU. A DRYING AIR
MASS IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FALLING INTO THE LOWER TEENS BY THURSDAY AND INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS AWAY FROM THE COAST FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE COMBINATION OF RISING TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY AND OFFSHORE
WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH CRITICALLY DRY VEGETATION WILL BRING
ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TO MUCH OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. THE HIGHEST FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED ACROSS
THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS WHERE THE
STRONGEST NORTHEAST WINDS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR. (SEE LAXRFWLOX FOR
DETAILS). STRONG WINDS AND DRYING MAY REACH COASTAL AREAS THURSDAY
INTO FRIDAY.

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CS/CK/RAT

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
250 PM MDT WED OCT 1 2014

NMZ501>507-510>519-521>523-527>533-021100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UNION COUNTY-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
250 PM MDT WED OCT 1 2014

...NEAR TO SUBFREEZING LOW TEMPERATURES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND
WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EARLY FRIDAY...

A FAIRLY CHILLY AIR MASS WILL INVADE NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT INTO
THURSDAY...SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE LARGEST EXPANSE OF NEAR TO
SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS SEASON LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY FRIDAY. THE AREA IMPACTED...WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS DUE TO
TERRAIN VARIATIONS AND IN LARGER URBAN AREAS...WILL INCLUDE LOCALES
GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM NEAR CLAYTON TO VAUGHN...LOS LUNAS AND
FENCE LAKE. GENERALLY...IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THIS AREA LOW
TEMPERATURES EARLY FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE 30S TO LOW 40S WITH ONLY
THE LOWEST DIPS AND VALLEYS APPROACHING OR BRIEFLY REACHING THE
FREEZING MARK. THIS WOULD INCLUDE SOME OF THE MORE AGRICULTURALLY
SENSITIVE LOCALES AS THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS...HARDING COUNTY...
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...GUADALUPE COUNTY...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
ESTANCIA VALLEY...SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS AND...FARTHER
NORTH...THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY. ELSEWHERE
NORTH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LINE MANY SPOTS WILL REACH THE 20S TO MID
30S FOR A FEW HOURS.

IN ADDITION TO THESE COLD TEMPERATURES...THERE MAY BE A LIGHT
COATING OF SNOW LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF THE TUSAS AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND PERHAPS EVEN
A DUSTING ACROSS AREAS NEAR AND ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. AT THIS TIME
IT LOOKS LIKE AT MOST JUST AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW ACROSS THE HIGHER
PEAKS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

THOSE WITH SENSITIVE PLANTS OR HAVING OTHER FREEZE SENSITIVE CONCERNS
WITHIN THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE CHILLY
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY.

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