Red Flag Warning in Effect for Critical Fire Weather Conditions
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.