Red Flag Warning issued October 18 at 3:15PM PDT until October 19 at 10:00PM PDT by NWS Oxnard
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER MOST OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...
.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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE HILLS AND
CANYONS OF COASTAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND THE SAN GABRIEL
* Winds...Northeast to east 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph in
the hills and canyons.
* 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.