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Red Flag Warning
updated: Jan 23, 2014, 11:37 AM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

RED FLAG WARNING FOR INTERIOR SANTA BARBARA THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

Event: Red Flag Warning

Alert: UPDATE TO INCLUDE INTERIOR SANTA BARBARA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES FOR GUSTY EAST WINDS AND MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IF EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR VALLEYS OF SANTA BARBARA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AS WELL AS THE SANTA CLARITA AND VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS FOR GUSTY EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH FRIDAY...WHILE A SURFACE HIGH BUILDS INTO THE GREAT BASIN. AS A RESULT...GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE OVER THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...THEN SLOWLY WEAKEN THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THERE WILL BE A HIGH DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHICH AREAS WILL BE MOST AFFECTED BY THE WINDS.

MEANWHILE DUE TO THE UNCOMMON PATTERN. MEANWHILE...THE AIRMASS WILL COOL AND MOISTEN SOME...WHICH WILL LEAD TO SOME IMPROVEMENT IN HUMIDITIES. WITH HISTORICALLY DRY VEGETATION HOWEVER...AND HUMIDITIES MOSTLY STAYING BELOW 25 PERCENT...RED FLAG WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR MOST MOUNTAINS AND SELECT VALLEYS. THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND THE OFFSHORE WINDS INCREASE...THEN OTHER AREAS WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AND LAST INTO FRIDAY EVENING AS THE WIND WEAKEN STARTING FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 PM PST FRIDAY FOR GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERIOR AND CUYAMA VALLEYS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR FOR GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 PM PST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONGEST WINDS FRIDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS 8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITY...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL POTENTIALLY BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Instructions: A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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