Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area
High Wind Warning
Statement as of 9:58 PM PDT on March 11, 2014
... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 3 PM PDT Wednesday...
* winds... northeast winds will increase to 25 to 40 mph with gusts
up to 65 mph and continue through Wednesday afternoon. Isolated
gusts as high as 75 mph are possible on the peaks and ridges and
through favored passes and canyons in or around the Highway 14
corridor and the western Santa monicas. The strongest winds are
expected between 3 am and noon.
* Impacts... strong winds will make driving difficult... especially
for drivers of high profile vehicles on Interstate 5... Highway
14... as well as Topanga and Malibu canyons and kanan Road. Winds
this strong may down trees and power lines... and cause property
A High Wind Warning means that damaging high winds of 58 mph or
greater are likely or imminent. Secure all loose outdoor
furniture in advance of the onset of strong winds. Monitor the
latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:31 PM PDT on March 11, 2014
... Red flag warning remains in effect from 6 am to 6 PM PDT
Wednesday for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Santa
* winds... northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph will
occur later tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Isolated
gusts to 75 mph are possible over the western peaks. The
strongest winds are expected Wednesday morning.
* Relative humidity... 20 to 35 percent Wednesday morning
lowering to 10 to 15 percent by around noon.
* Impacts... extreme fire behavior is possible if fire ignition
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 will
create extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate
officials or fire crews in the field of this red flag warning.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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