CA WFO LOS ANGELES Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO LOS ANGELES Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, November 25, 2022

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RED FLAG WARNING

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

1005 AM PST Thu Nov 24 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND

MUCH OF VENTURA COUNTY THROUGH 11 AM FRIDAY DUE TO GUSTY SANTA ANA

WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...

.A moderate to strong Santa Ana event is in full swing this morning with

widespread gusts of 30 to 50 mph across much of Los Angeles and Ventura

Counties. Typically windy spots in the mountains have gusted in the 50

to 65 mph range, with locally higher gusts as high as 90 mph.

Winds will likely peak within the next couple hours before very

slowly weakening this afternoon, albeit remaining quite gusty.

Gusts of 30 to 50 mph will likely continue this afternoon through

tonight, mostly across the mountains and valleys. There will be

more significant weakening after midnight and winds will likely

taper off by late Friday morning, with lingering gusts of 15 to 25

mph possible across favored mountains. Humidity has lowered to

the 6 to 12 percent range across windier areas and will likely

continue through the afternoon. There will be poor overnight

recovery tonight, maxing around 15 to 25 percent, then lower back

down to 8 to 15 percent on Friday. Red flag weather conditions

have been observed for several hours across many weather stations

from the mountains to the coast. There will be continued high

confidence in red flag weather conditions continuing through the

day, and likely continuing through Friday morning for favored

Santa Ana wind locations.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PST FRIDAY FOR

GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN

LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND EASTERN VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND

VALLEYS...

* Winds...Northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph

possible. Local gusts to 75 mph possible over windier mountains

and hills. Strongest through early this afternoon.

* Relative Humidity...Humidity levels mostly in the 5 to 15

percent range.

* Impacts...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 Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions

are either occurring now, or will shortly. Use extreme caution

with anything that can spark a wildfire. Residents near wildland

interfaces should be prepared to evacuate if a wildfire breaks

out. See readyforwildfire.org and wildfirerisk.org for

information.

GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE VENTURA

COUNTY COASTAL PLAIN AND MALIBU STRIP...

* Winds...Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph

possible. Strongest through early this afternoon.

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