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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 3:28 AM PDT on October 02, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on October 02, 2014


... Wind Advisory in effect until 3 PM PDT this afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory... which is in effect until 3 PM PDT this afternoon.

* Winds and timing... northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45
mph will develop this morning and persist through mid afternoon.
Local gusts to 50 mph around Laguna Peak late this morning.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult... especially
for drivers of high profile vehicles across Topanga... Malibu... kanan
Road and Decker canyons.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving... use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.






Special Statement

Statement as of 8:22 PM PDT on October 01, 2014

Expires 12:00 PM EDT on October 02, 2014


... Hot... dry and breezy with elevated fire danger across southwest
California tonight through Sunday...

An upper level ridge of high pressure will continue to build over
the region..bringing a significant warming and drying trend to
southwest California that will persist through the weekend. Weak
to moderate offshore winds are expected to develop over the Los
Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys tonight into
Thursday... and lighter offshore winds will 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 mid 60s to near 70 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 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 tonight
through this weekend. The highest fire danger is expected across
the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys where the
strongest northeast winds are likely to occur. (See laxrfwlox for
details). Strong winds and drying may reach coastal areas Thursday
into Friday.


Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 8:19 PM PDT on October 01, 2014

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on October 03, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
6 PM PDT Thursday for gusty offshore winds and very low relative
humidity...

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday evening
through Friday evening for gusty offshore winds and very low
relative humidity...

* winds... areas of northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to
45 mph are expected later tonight through Thursday. Northeast
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph are possible Thursday
night through Friday.

* Relative humidity... daily minimum humidities between 4 and 10
percent are expected Thursday through at least Friday... with
very poor overnight recoveries between 10 and 20 percent.
Driest on Friday.

* Temperatures... daily maximum temperatures in mid 70s to mid
80s on Thursday... rising to 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.

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 will
create extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate
officials or fire crews in the field of this red flag warning.






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