Weather Alerts for RIVERSIDE MOUNTAINS

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
RIVERSIDE MOUNTAINS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - Orange County Inland - Riverside County Mountains-Including The San Jacinto Ranger District Of The San Bernardino National Forest - San Diego County Inland Valleys - San Diego County Mountains-Including The Palomar And Descanso Ranger Districts of the Cleveland National Forest
Effective: Sun 6:00 am Updated: Sat 3:56 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue 6:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY BECAUSE OF
LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS...
.UPDATE...The wind speeds were raised Monday night into Tuesday
as the system looks a little stronger during that time. Hot and
dry Sunday and Monday with gusty offshore winds. The strongest
winds are forecast Monday night through midday Tuesday as high
pressure peaks over the northern Great Basin. Tuesday will also
be the hottest day with the lowest humidities. Winds will decrease
Wednesday and humidity will slowly rise Thursday and Friday.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM PDT
TUESDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...
The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 6 AM Sunday to 6 PM PDT Tuesday.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* WIND...For Sunday...areas of northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts to 35 near the coastal foothills and below passes and
canyons. Stronger and more widespread winds for Monday and
Tuesday with northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph.
* HUMIDITY...Lowest daytime humidity of 5 to 10 percent Sunday...
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...Winds will weaken Wednesday with some improvement in
humidity.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly...
especially Monday and Tuesday. Outdoor burning is not
recommended.

Information:
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.