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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 10:05 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Tuesday afternoon for strong gusty winds and low
humidity...

* location... Orange County coastal and inland areas, San Diego
County valley and mountain areas and the Riverside County
mountains.

* Wind... areas of east to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
30 to 40 mph. A few gusts could reach 50 mph Tuesday morning,
mainly in the San Diego County mountains.

* Humidity... daytime minimums around 10 percent Sunday, then 5
to10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor recovery each night.

* Timing... Sunday morning through Tuesday.

* Outlook... the Santa Ana winds should weaken Wednesday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.




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