Red Flag Warnings in the forecast for areas in California

Red Flag Warning wildfire California
Red Flag Warning (red) and Fire Weather Watch (yellow). October 6, 2017.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect until 8 p.m. PDT Friday for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Ventura, Los Angeles County, and Santa Monica Mountains. The wind will be northeast at 15 to 25 with gusts up to 40 mph. These conditions will moderate on Saturday, but will return on Sunday and Monday.

A Fire Weather Watch has been issued in much of northern California for similar conditions beginning Sunday morning through late Monday night. Forecasters expect 15 to 30 mph north to northeast winds gusting to 40 mph along with minimum humidity between 8 and 15 percent.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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