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Fire Weather Warning
updated: Mar 11, 2014, 11:15 AM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

NOAA Issues Fire Weather Warning and Red Flag Alert for Wed 12 March from 6am to 6pm for Interior Santa Barbara Co

CAZ237-238-251-252-120130-/O.NEW.KLOX.FW.W.0004.140312T1300Z-140313T0100Z/

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-

1018 AM PDT TUE MAR 11 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 45 PERCENT WEDNESDAY MORNING LOWERING QUICKLY TO 8 TO 15 PERCENT BY AROUND NOON.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE 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.

 

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