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Special Statement

Statement as of 6:10 PM PDT on September 23, 2016

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on September 25, 2016


... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld

610 PM PDT Fri Sep 23 2016

... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld


610 PM PDT Fri Sep 23 2016

... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld

610 PM PDT Fri Sep 23 2016

... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld


610 PM PDT Fri Sep 23 2016

... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld


610 PM PDT Fri Sep 23 2016

... Gusty Santa Ana winds will bring hot and dry conditions with
extreme fire danger to southwest California Saturday through
Monday...

The first significant Santa Ana wind event for the season is
expected across southwest California Saturday through
Monday... with the greatest impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. Santa Ana winds will begin to increase across the area
on Saturday... then peak late Saturday night into Sunday. During
this time... the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties
could see wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range... while coastal and
valley areas will generally have gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range.

This Santa Ana wind event is expected to bring an extended period
of hot and dry weather to the region. High temperatures away from
the beaches will generally be in the 90s on Saturday... then climb
to between 95 and 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. At this
time... it does not appear that critical heat warning thresholds
will be met with this event due to the very dry air mass.
However... the duration of this heat event will bring heat-related
impacts to the valleys and many portions of the coastal
plain... especially those that do not have air conditioning.
Very warm overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s can be expected
across the foothills and wind prone locations... adding to the
heat discomfort.

The gusty Santa Ana winds will also bring widespread humidities
in the single digit and teens. The critical fire weather
conditions combined with the extremely dry fuels will place much
of Los Angeles and Ventura counties under extreme fire danger
through Monday. For more details... please refer to the latest red
flag warning product.

The hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
illnesses will be possible... especially for the elderly and
children. Drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the sun during peak
heating... and never leave kids or pets in vehicles as temperatures
can quickly reach very dangerous levels.


Gomberg/jld


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:53 AM PDT on September 24, 2016

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on September 26, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM PDT
Monday for strong gusty winds and low humidity for the inland
valleys of San Diego County... inland Orange County... and through
the San Gorgonio Pass...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM PDT
Monday.

* Winds... areas of northeast to east winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to 35 mph... becoming 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph Sunday
morning into Monday.

* Humidity... lowest of 8 to 12 percent Sunday. Slightly higher on
Monday. Poor overnight recovery.

* Outlook... gradual cooling with higher humidity and weaker winds
Tuesday into Wednesday.

* Impacts... any fires that start may exhibit extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 heat will contribute
to extreme fire behavior.



Jad



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