San Diego County Mountains

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Fire Weather Warning

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on October 16, 2018
Statement as of 4:52 am PDT on October 15, 2018

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Tuesday for
strong gusty winds and low humidity...

* location... mountains and foothills below 6,000 feet, the
valleys, and all of Orange County.

* Winds for Orange... San Bernardino and Riverside counties...
widespread northeast winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60
mph, and with isolated gusts to 80 mph below passes and canyons
and near the coastal slopes of the Santa Ana Mountains. The
winds will not be as strong for tonight and Tuesday and not
quite as widespread with winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45
mph.

* Winds for San Diego County... areas of northeast winds developing
and strengthening this morning and continuing into Tuesday with
strongest winds from the Mountain Ridge tops into the inland
valleys with winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
Isolated gusts to 55 mph are possible.

* Humidity... decreasing rapidly this morning, falling to 5 to 10
percent with poor recovery for tonight. There may be a slight
recovery on Tuesday with lowest humidity around 10 percent.

* Outlook... weaker and less widespread winds for Wednesday and
Thursday with a gradual recovery in humidity.

* Impacts... fuels will dry quickly this morning with the onset of
the winds with increasing fire threat for late today into
Tuesday. Outdoor burning should be avoided.

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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.



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