Red Flag Warning issued October 18 at 9:28AM PDT until October 19 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Oxnard
Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Santa Clarita Valley; Ventura County Coast; Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...
.The previous Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag
Warning, but the timing has been trimmed to only include Friday
and not Saturday. Northeasterly winds will increase on Friday
then slowly weaken Saturday and Sunday. Wind gusts between 30 and
45 mph are expected over Los Angeles and Ventura Counties during
the Friday peak. Minimum humidities generally between 10 and 15
percent at lower elevations are expected. Humidities will then
increase Saturday and Sunday. As a result, along with little to no
improvement in fuel conditions leading up to Friday, a marginal
Red Flag Warning will be issued for much of Los Angeles and
Ventura Counties for Friday, with elevated but below critical
conditions on Saturday.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND
VALLEYS AS WELL AS THE SANTA CLARITA AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEYS...
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 3 AM to 10 PM PDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.
* Winds...Northeast to east 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
* Relative Humidity...Minimums of 10 to 15 percent.
* Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, conditions may be favorable
for extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and
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 with
potential fire ignition sources.