Red Flag Warning in Effect for Critical Fire Weather Conditions

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Red Flag Warning in Effect for Critical Fire Weather Conditions
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Source: National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty sundowner winds and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 6 PM Thursday to 10 AM PDT Saturday.

Winds:  North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, strongest below passes and canyons and foothills of the Santa Ynez Range Friday   evening.

Relative Humidity:  Dropping to between 10 and 20 percent during the windiest periods. Lowest in the foothills and through the canyons.

Temperatures:  Mid 80s to mid 90s during the late afternoon and evening with isolated locations around 100, especially Friday in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Range.

Impacts:  If fire ignition occurs, conditions may be favorable for extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property.

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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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yourfakereality Jul 07, 2017 08:54 AM
Red Flag Warning in Effect for Critical Fire Weather Conditions

I've seen old photos of SB, and there were hardly any trees in the area - for about 100 years you've been lucky, but sooner or later a fire will ignite in conjuction with one of those 'sundowners', and the city will be immolated. If it ever happens, maybe they'll find some "ignorant" person to blame the fire on, but who allowed a century's worth of firewood to accumulate?

Flicka Jul 06, 2017 05:36 AM
Red Flag Warning in Effect for Critical Fire Weather Conditions

"Arson Porn"? If a fire breaks out there definitely could be "mass destruction". But then, maybe the brother forgot about the over 200 homes destroyed over night in the Tea Fire and the over 200 burned down in the Jesusita Fire. A life was lost in the Painted Cave Fire. Warnings are for real! 4220722 hit the nail on the head.

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