Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory
Issued: 5:37 AM PDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PDT this evening...
... High Wind Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 3 PM PDT
Sunday...

* what... areas of northwest to north winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts
to 55 mph today will increase to 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60
mph tonight. Areas of north to northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with
gusts to 60 mph Sunday morning will diminish slowly by mid
afternoon. There will be isolated gusts to 70 mph near the
peaks tonight and Sunday morning.

* Where... Los Angeles County mountains excluding the Santa
Monica range.

* When... for the Wind Advisory, until 6 PM PDT this evening. For
the High Wind Warning, from 6 PM this evening to 3 PM PDT
Sunday.

* Impacts... damaging winds will likely blow down trees and power
lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior
to the onset of winds. People should avoid being outside in
forested areas and around trees during the strongest winds. Use
caution if you must drive.







Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 10:09 AM PDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 10 PM PDT
Sunday for gusty northerly winds and low relative humidity for the
Santa Monica Mountains and San Fernando Valley...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
red flag warning for gusty northerly winds and low relative
humidity, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 10 PM PDT
Sunday.

* Winds... north winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph,
strongest in the Santa Monica Mountains and foothills of the San
Fernando Valley. Strongest winds tonight through early Sunday
afternoon.

* Relative humidity... minimum humidities 8 to 20 percent today and
Sunday. Poor recoveries tonight.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, conditions would be
favorable for very rapid spread of wildfire and extreme fire
behavior which would threaten life and property.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of strong winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.