...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...
* LOCATION...Mainly along the coastal mountain slopes, extending
into the adjacent valley areas, including below the Cajon Pass
and inland Orange County.
* WIND...Northeast to east 20 to 35 mph...with gusts 50 to 55 mph.
Isolated gusts 65 to 70 mph on remote coastal slopes and
through wind-prone canyons.
* HUMIDITY...Minimum 5 to 8 percent, with very poor overnight
recovery in some areas.
* TIMING...Winds increasing this morning, and continuing into this
evening, then slowly decreasing overnight into Friday morning
from north to south.
* OUTLOOK...Another period of critical fire weather conditions is
possible Saturday night through Sunday night, due to another
increase in Santa Ana winds and low humidity.
* FIRE WEATHER IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely
spread rapidly and be difficult to contain. Outdoor burning
should be avoided.
* WIND IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions for high profile
vehicles. Specific freeways that may be impacted include
interstates 10, 215, 15 and 8. Blowing dust or sand may
locally reduce visibility to 1 mile. Debris on roadways and
falling tree branches possible.
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 heat can contribute to
extreme fire behavior.