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Red Flag Warning until 10:00PM Saturday

Red Flag Warning until 10:00PM Saturday

Alert

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Red Flag Warning…which is in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to 10 PM PST Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WIND…Northeast to east winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Localized gusts up to 80 mph in the most wind prone coastal mountain slope and foothill locations.

* HUMIDITY…Lowest daytime humidity of 5 to 10 percent with poor overnight recovery.

* TIMING…Wind will be strongest from late Wednesday night through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Damaging winds could occur, capable of downing trees and power lines.

* AFFECTED AREAS:

SAN GORGONIO PASS NEAR BANNING … SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS – THE INLAND EMPIRE … SAN DIEGO COUNTY INLAND VALLEYS … ORANGE COUNTY INLAND … RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST … SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST … SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST … SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE PALOMAR AND DESCANSO RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST

Instructions:

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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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