Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 9:43 AM PST Dec. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Friday for
gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity over the Ventura
valleys, the Santa Clarita valley, and the Santa Monica
Mountains...

* winds... northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph through
early this afternoon. Northeast winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph
with gusts 40 to 50 mph Thursday into Thursday night.

* Relative humidity... daily minimum 2 to 6 percent today becoming
3 to 10 percent on Thursday. Very poor overnight recovery.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
for very rapid spread of wildfire, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
property. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme
caution when using potential fire ignition sources. This is a
dangerous situation, please follow evacuation orders.



Gomberg/kittell