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Special Statement:

Issued at: 3:47 am PDT on October 1, 2014, expires at: 3:15 PM PDT on October 01, 2014
  • ...Hot...dry and breezy weather with elevated fire danger across southwest California tonight through early next week... An upper level ridge of high pressure will begin to build over the West Coast today into Thursday...bringing a significant warming and drying trend to southwest California through early next week. In addition...weak to moderate offshore winds are expected to develop over the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys today into Thursday...and persist through Friday. Afternoon high temperatures will rise into the 80s to mid 90s across the coast and valleys by Thursday...and to around 90 to the lower 100s by Friday. The heat is expected to peak on Saturday with valley highs ranging between 100 to 106 degrees. Overnight lows are expected to remain rather warm...in the lower to mid 70s across the elevated wind prone valleys and Lower Mountain elevations. Offshore winds are expected to peak Thursday morning across Los Angeles and Ventura counties with northeast gusts up to 35 mph in the valleys and up to 45 mph in the mountains...locally to 50 mph across the Santa Monica Mountains above Point Mugu. A drying air mass is expected across all of southwest California with relative humidities falling into the lower teens by Thursday and into the single digits for locations away from the coast Friday through Sunday. The combination of rising temperatures...low humidity and offshore winds in combination with critically dry vegetation will bring elevated fire danger to much of southwest California late Wednesday through this weekend...and possibly into early next week. The highest fire danger is expected to be across the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys where the strongest northeast winds are likely to occur. (See laxrfwlox for details). Kaplan/Smith/rat 301 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014 ...Hot...dry and breezy weather with elevated fire danger across southwest California late Wednesday through early next week... An upper level ridge of high pressure will begin to build over the West Coast on Wednesday...bringing a significant warming and drying trend to southwest California through early next week. In addition...weak to moderate offshore winds are expected to develop over the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys Wednesday into Thursday...and persist through Friday. Afternoon high temperatures will rise into the 80s to mid 90s across the coast and valleys by Thursday...and to around 90 to the lower 100s by Friday. The heat is expected to peak on Saturday with valley highs around 105 degrees. Overnight lows are expected to remain rather warm...in the mid to upper 60s across the valleys. Offshore winds are expected to peak Thursday morning across Los Angeles and Ventura counties with northeast gusts up to 35 mph in the valleys and up to 45 mph in the mountains. A drying air mass is expected across all of southwest California with relative humidities falling into the lower teens by Thursday and into the single digits for locations away from the coast Friday through Sunday. The combination of rising temperatures...low humidity and offshore winds in combination with critically dry vegetation will bring elevated fire danger to much of southwest California late Wednesday through early next week. The highest fire danger is expected to be across the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys where the strongest northeast winds are likely to occur. (See laxrfwlox for details).

Fire Weather Watch:

Issued at: 12:52 PM PDT on September 30, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM PDT on October 03, 2014
  • ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday evening for the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains including the Santa Monica Mountains for low humidities and gusty northeast winds...
  • winds...potential for northeast winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph late Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The winds may diminish some Thursday afternoon before increasing again Thursday night.
  • Relative humidity...humidities in the lower teens to upper single digits will be possible Thursday. Poor humidity recoveries are likely Thursday night...with widespread single digit humidities possible Friday.
  • Temperatures...rising into the 80s to lower 90s by Thursday... and into the mid 80s to mid 90s on Friday.
  • Impacts...with extremely dry fuels in place...if fire ignition occurs there could be rapid spread of wildfire that would lead to a threat to life and property. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this Fire Weather Watch. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.
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