Red Flag Warning Through Saturday Morning
Source: National Weather Service
Santa Barbara County South Coast-Santa Barbara County Mountains- Fire Weather Zones CA Z239-252, 255 PM PDT Wed Oct 11 2017.
A RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THURSDAY TO 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT COASTAL FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH COAST.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN Los Angeles/Oxnard HAS ISSUED a Red Flag Warning FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT from 8 PMThursday to 10 AM PDT Saturday. THE Fire Weather Watch IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* Winds...North to northeast 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Relative Humidity...Minimum values in the low teens and single digits. Overnight recovery will be poor.
* Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential for rapid spread of wildfire and extreme fire behavior that would lead to a threat to 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. Use extreme caution when using potential fire ignition sources.