• Special Weather Statement for Catalina Island County, California
  • Special Weather Statement issued September 24 at 2:57PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.
  • ...Elevated Fire Danger through next weekend due to periods of
    gusty offshore winds with very warm and dry conditions...
    An extended period of weak to locally moderate offshore winds will
    bring elevated fire weather concerns to much of Southwest
    California through next weekend. Offshore winds are expected to
    increase in areal coverage and intensity Monday through early
    Wednesday, with gusts generally in the 30 to 40 mph range each
    day across the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura
    counties. Isolated gusts up to 45 mph will be possible across wind
    favored mountain locations. A brief period of offshore winds are
    expected to surface Monday and Tuesday mornings across the
    Ventura County coastal plain and from Malibu to the county line.
    The increased offshore flow will continue to bring a warming and
    drying trend to the region during the next few days. Temperatures
    are expected to climb into the 90s Monday through Wednesday across
    the valleys and portions of the coastal plain where offshore winds
    surface. While the offshore flow weakens some late Wednesday into
    Thursday, very warm and dry conditions will prevail away from the
    coast. There is the potential for another ramp up in offshore
    winds and even hotter temperatures next weekend, with warmest
    valley locations possibly exceeding 100 degrees.
    The combination of gusty offshore winds, very warm temperatures,
    low humidities, and very dry fuels will bring elevated fire danger
    to much of Southwest California through next weekend. Brief
    critical fire weather conditions will be likely each day from
    Monday through Wednesday, and possibly again next weekend. As a
    result, there will be an increased risk for fire ignitions with
    a threat for large fire growth and erratic fire behavior.
    Residents of Southwest California are urged to take extra
    precaution this week around sources of fire ignitions and
    monitor for the latest forecast updates and possible Red Flag

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