Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger
A mixture of strong, dry winds and warm weather Thursday raise the area’s wildfire danger to ‘extreme,’ in Southern California
Strong winds will blow Thursday afternoon and evening in bone-dry areas of the Southern California accompanied by low humidity, creating extreme fire-weather conditions, the National Weather said today.
The northerly winds are expected in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, through the Interstate 5 corridor in the Santa Clarita Valley, and in the western portion of the Antelope Valley, the National Weather Service said in a statement.
The wind will gust at up to 50 miles per hour, with 60-mph gusts possible near Whitaker Peak in the San Gabriel’s in L.A. County, it said.
Humidity levels will fall into the teens and, with the vegetation very dry, “extreme fire behavior and rapid growth will be likely with any ignition,” the statement said.
Remember, when traveling in fire danger zones take extreme care, lives and property depend on it.