San Diego County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:51 AM PDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 6 am this morning to
6 PM PDT Tuesday for strong gusty winds and low humidity...

* wind... for today... areas of northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts to 35 mph near coastal foothills and below passes and
canyons with isolated gusts to 45 mph. Winds strengthening for
late tonight into Tuesday with winds late Monday night and Tuesday
25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph and isolated gusts to 60 mph.

* Humidity... lowest humidity today of 5 to 10 percent... and around
5 percent Monday and Tuesday with poorest overnight recovery in
the windier areas near the coastal foothills.

* Timing... through Tuesday... with the most extreme combination of
low humidity... stronger and more widespread winds... and heat on Monday
and Tuesday.

* Outlook... for Wednesday lowest humidity of 5 to 10 percent with
northeast winds gusting to 35 mph will continue critical fire
weather conditions.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly... especially
Monday and Tuesday. 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 warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.