- Red Flag Warning for San Luis Obispo County Central Coast County, California
- Red Flag Warning issued August 06 at 3:34PM PDT until August 07 at 10:00AM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Monday, August 6, 2018 at 3:34 p.m.
- Expires: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THROUGH
.A very warm and dry air mass under high pressure aloft has filled
in the mountains and valley areas, and will change little through
Tuesday. Gusty north winds will peak through Monday night over
the favored areas, with gusts in the 30 to 50 mph range. This will
likely result in critical fire weather conditions where the winds
are the strongest, including most mountain areas, southern Santa
Barbara County, and possibly the Santa Clarita Valley. Rapid fire
spread should be expected if fire ignition occurs. The north winds
will weaken on Tuesday but Los Angeles County will see a quick
wind reversal to onshore by Tuesday afternoon. These onshore winds
should strengthen Wednesday and Thursday, which means that the
current Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles County mountains may
need to be extended through Wednesday or Thursday.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER THE SAN LUIS
* Winds...Areas of north to northeast winds 10 to 25 mph with
gusts 35 mph.
* Relative Humidity...Minimum 5 to 15 percent. Very poor
overnight recovery of 15 to 25 percent.
* Temperatures...Maximum 92 to 102 degrees lower elevations.
* Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, conditions are favorable
for very rapid fire spread including long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property.