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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:33 PM PST on December 14, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on December 15, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Friday for
gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity for the Ventura
valleys, the Santa Clarita valley, and the Santa Monica
Mountains...

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday evening for gusty northeast winds and low relative
humidity for the Ventura valleys, the Santa Clarita valley, and
the Santa Monica Mountains...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Fire Weather Watch for gusty north to northeast winds and low
relative humidity, which is in effect from late Saturday night
through Sunday evening.

* Winds... northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph
through this evening, slowly diminishing overnight into Friday
morning. Northeast winds are expected to increase to 15 to 30
mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph later Saturday night into Sunday.

* Relative humidity... minimum values 4 to 10 percent today. Very
poor tonight. Minimum values 10 to 15 percent on Sunday.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
for very rapid spread of wildfire, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
property. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are occurring. A combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme
caution when using potential fire ignition sources. This is a
dangerous situation, please follow evacuation orders.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






233 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 am PST Friday for
gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity for the Ventura
coast and Los Angeles coast from Malibu to Hollywood Hills...

* winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph through this
evening. Winds diminishing overnight into Friday morning.

* Relative humidity... minimum 4 to 10 percent today across wind
prone areas. Very poor overnight recovery tonight.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
for very rapid spread of wildfire, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
property. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are occurring. A combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme
caution when using potential fire ignition sources. This is a
dangerous situation, please follow evacuation orders.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:18 PM PST on December 14, 2017

Expires 11:18 AM EST on December 15, 2017


... Wind reports greater than 25 mph in the past six hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Greatest winds in the report...
Camp nine 51 mph 0655 PM 12/14 4000
Boney Mountain 49 mph 0739 PM 12/14 1714
Malibu Hills 48 mph 0456 PM 12/14 1575
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... Ventura County mountains...
Rose Valley 29 mph 0224 PM 12/14 3331
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 27 mph 0615 PM 12/14 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
Boney Mountain 49 mph 0739 PM 12/14 1714
Malibu Hills (decker cyn) 44 mph 0759 PM 12/14 1235
Simi Valley hospital 33 mph 0247 PM 12/14 1035

... Ventura County coast...
Camarillo (ponderosa/temple) 27 mph 0250 PM 12/14 173

... Santa Monica Mountains recreational area...
Malibu Hills 48 mph 0456 PM 12/14 1575
Saddle Peak 40 mph 0517 PM 12/14 2450
Topanga 31 mph 0257 PM 12/14 1600
Zuma ridge 31 mph 0602 PM 12/14 731

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Refugio hills 28 mph 0706 PM 12/14 1464

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Glendale 36 mph 0334 PM 12/14 803
Van Nuys apt. 36 mph 0417 PM 12/14 799
Sylmar 35 mph 0302 PM 12/14 1364
Granada Hills 30 mph 0239 PM 12/14 1414
Chatsworth 30 mph 0355 PM 12/14 915

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Camp nine 51 mph 0655 PM 12/14 4000
Whitaker Peak 34 mph 0657 PM 12/14 4120

... Los Angeles County coast including downtown Los Angeles...
Malibu 43 mph 0620 PM 12/14 515
Leo carrillo 26 mph 0655 PM 12/14 49

... Antelope Valley...
Lake Palmdale 32 mph 0255 PM 12/14 2980
poppy park 26 mph 0256 PM 12/14 2759

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Kj


818 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

... Wind reports greater than 25 mph in the past six hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Greatest winds in the report...
Camp nine 51 mph 0655 PM 12/14 4000
Boney Mountain 49 mph 0739 PM 12/14 1714
Malibu Hills 48 mph 0456 PM 12/14 1575
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... Ventura County mountains...
Rose Valley 29 mph 0224 PM 12/14 3331
5 WNW Topatopa Peak 27 mph 0615 PM 12/14 4841

... Ventura County coastal valleys...
Boney Mountain 49 mph 0739 PM 12/14 1714
Malibu Hills (decker cyn) 44 mph 0759 PM 12/14 1235
Simi Valley hospital 33 mph 0247 PM 12/14 1035

... Ventura County coast...
Camarillo (ponderosa/temple) 27 mph 0250 PM 12/14 173

... Santa Monica Mountains recreational area...
Malibu Hills 48 mph 0456 PM 12/14 1575
Saddle Peak 40 mph 0517 PM 12/14 2450
Topanga 31 mph 0257 PM 12/14 1600
Zuma ridge 31 mph 0602 PM 12/14 731

... Santa Barbara County South Coast...
Refugio hills 28 mph 0706 PM 12/14 1464

... Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley...
Glendale 36 mph 0334 PM 12/14 803
Van Nuys apt. 36 mph 0417 PM 12/14 799
Sylmar 35 mph 0302 PM 12/14 1364
Granada Hills 30 mph 0239 PM 12/14 1414
Chatsworth 30 mph 0355 PM 12/14 915

... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa Monica range...
Camp nine 51 mph 0655 PM 12/14 4000
Whitaker Peak 34 mph 0657 PM 12/14 4120

... Los Angeles County coast including downtown Los Angeles...
Malibu 43 mph 0620 PM 12/14 515
Leo carrillo 26 mph 0655 PM 12/14 49

... Antelope Valley...
Lake Palmdale 32 mph 0255 PM 12/14 2980
poppy park 26 mph 0256 PM 12/14 2759

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Kj

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