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  • Red Flag Warning for Santa Barbara County Central Coast County, California
  • Red Flag Warning issued October 21 at 4:04PM PDT until October 22 at 10:00AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:04 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.
  • ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR THE SANTA BARBARA
    COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...
    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR THE LOS ANGELES
    AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY DUE TO GUSTY
    NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...
    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PDT SUNDAY UNTIL 6 PM PDT TUESDAY
    FOR REMAINING COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES
    DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...
    .Gusty north to northeast winds and a drying trend will continue
    to bring critical fire weather conditions to the mountains and
    Santa Clarita Valley this afternoon through tonight.
    From Sunday through Tuesday, gusty Santa Ana winds combined with
    hot and very dry conditions will bring an extended period of
    critical fire weather conditions to much of Los Angeles and
    Ventura counties. The most critical fire weather conditions are
    expected Monday through Tuesday, when there will be increasing
    coverage and intensity of Santa Ana winds, record breaking triple
    digit heat, humidities lowering into the single digits, and very
    dry fuels. The strongest winds are expected to occur on Tuesday
    when peak gusts between 45 and 60 mph are expected across wind
    prone passes and canyons of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
    Very warm and dry conditions the overnight hours in the mountains,
    foothills, and wind prone areas will add to the fire weather threat.
    The duration, strength, and widespread nature of this Santa Ana
    wind event combined with extreme heat will bring dangerous fire
    weather conditions to Southwest California Sunday through Tuesday.
    If fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential for very
    rapid spread of wildfire with long range spotting and extreme fire
    behavior that could lead to a threat to life and property.
    ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR
    GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
    MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...
    * Winds...Areas of north to northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with
    gusts to 45 mph...strongest tonight near Montecito Hills.
    * Relative Humidity...Minimum values 12 to 20 percent...with poor
    recovery tonight.
    * Temperatures...Rising into the lower 80s across the Santa Ynez
    mountains this afternoon and evening.
    * Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
    for very rapid spread of wildfire with long range spotting and
    extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
    property.

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