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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
909 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING OVER
THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS FOR GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS MORNING WILL WEAKEN THIS AFTERNOON
TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. THE GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS
WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOT AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS
WITH HUMIDITIES 10 PERCENT OR LESS OVER MOST AREAS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH FRIDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY. AS A
RESULT...WIDESPREAD CRITICAL CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF LOS ANGELES
AND VENTURA COUNTIES WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY THE
VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS.

CAZ244-245-288-547-022245-
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/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141004T0200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
909 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS CANCELLED
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 MPH THIS MORNING AND BECOMING 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25
  MPH THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  30 MPH ARE LIKELY TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDS STRONGEST FROM
  SANTA PAULA THROUGH VAN NUYS...INCLUDING SANTA CLARITA.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAILY MINIMUM HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 4 AND 12
  PERCENT ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY...WITH
  POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES BETWEEN 15 AND 30 PERCENT. DRIEST ON
  FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S ON TODAY...RISING
  TO 95 TO 105 ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...WITH EXTREMELY DRY FUELS IN PLACE...IF FIRE IGNITION
  OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD
  TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
909 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING OVER
THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS FOR GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS MORNING WILL WEAKEN THIS AFTERNOON
TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. THE GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS
WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOT AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS
WITH HUMIDITIES 10 PERCENT OR LESS OVER MOST AREAS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH FRIDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY. AS A
RESULT...WIDESPREAD CRITICAL CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF LOS ANGELES
AND VENTURA COUNTIES WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY THE
VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS.

CAZ246-253-254-022245-
/O.CAN.KLOX.FW.A.0008.141003T0100Z-141004T0200Z/
/O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141004T0200Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
909 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR GUSTY
OFFSHORE WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS CANCELLED
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

* WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 MPH THIS MORNING AND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THIS
  AFTERNOON. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE
  LIKELY FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAILY MINIMUM HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 4 AND 10
  PERCENT ARE EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY...WITH VERY
  POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES BETWEEN 10 AND 20 PERCENT. DRIEST ON
  FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN MID 70S TO MID 80S
  TODAY...RISING TO THE MID 80S TO MID 90S ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...WITH EXTREMELY DRY FUELS IN PLACE...IF FIRE IGNITION
  OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD
  TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

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