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SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description:

Northeast winds will develop Thursday morning and then quickly increase to 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph across the mountains and below the canyons and passes by around noon.  These strong offshore winds will continue through the night.  Humidity will be above 20% through early or mid afternoon and then drop into the single digits and teens mid or late afternoon and continue through the night.  Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal with 60s across the lower elevations.   The dead fuel moisture will drop through the day.



Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house. Charge your cell phone and make sure you have plenty of gas.
MODERATE
Event Description:

Northeast winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph across the mountains and below the canyons and passes will decrease to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph by mid morning and then decrease to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon and evening.  Humidity will be in the single digits and teens all day long.  Maximum temperatures will increase into the 70s across the lower elevations.  Dead fuels will be very dry.



Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house. Charge your cell phone and make sure you have plenty of gas.
MODERATE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
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Wed, Nov 25 - Mon, Nov 30
USDA Forest Service and Predictive Services - ABC News
WEATHER ADVISORIES - ISSUED
Wind Advisory - until November 26 at 7:00PM Wind Advisory
Sustained winds 25 to 39 mph and/or gusts to 57 mph. Issuance is normally site specific. However, winds of this magnitude occurring over an area that frequently experiences such winds

High Wind Warning - until November 27 at 3:00PM High Wind Warning
This product is issued by the National Weather Service when high wind speeds may pose a hazard or is life threatening. The criteria for this warning varies from state to state. In Michigan, the criteria is sustained non-convective (not related to thunderstorms) winds greater than or equal to 40 mph lasting for one hour or longer, or winds greater than or equal to 58 mph for any duration.

Red Flag Warning - until November 27 at 6:00PM Red Flag Warning
A term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and
3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F.
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.

National Weather Service - Local Forecast    NWS Glossary


Title: RED FLAG WARNING - THURSDAY AFTERNOON THRU FRIDAY EVENING
Last Updated: November 25th, 2020 3:35 PM
First Posted: November 23rd, 2020 1:29 PM
Message: ===>

THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED WITH A RED FLAG WARNING...
                      

PLEASE BE VIGILANT, KEEP YOUR HEAD ON A SWIVEL AND BE MINDFUL OF ANY OUTDOOR WORK THAT COULD CAUSE A SPARK



...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM PST FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... .Moderate to locally strong Santa Ana winds will develop later Thursday, peak Thursday night through Friday morning, then gradually weaken into Saturday but stay locally breezy through the weekend. Wind gusts between 40 and 65 mph are expected over much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties during the peak. Meanwhile, humidities will lower sharply Thursday afternoon and evening to 12 to 25 percent, lowering further to 6 to 15 percent for Friday through Sunday. As a result, Red Flag conditions are expected to form over much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties by Thursday afternoon or evening when the wind and drier air start to coincide, then continue through Friday evening. There is a chance for secondary Red Flag criteria to be met Friday night through Saturday or Sunday over the mountains and windiest valleys.


The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 2 PM Thursday to 6 PM PST Friday. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds...Northeast winds will increase during the day Thursday,
peak Thursday night through Friday morning at 20 to 40 mph with
gusts to 65 mph, then weaken into Saturday.

* Relative Humidity...Humidities will lower to 12 to 25 percent
Thursday afternoon and night, then lower further to 8 to 15
percent on Friday.

* Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be
favorable for rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. Use extreme caution with
potential fire ignition sources.


Target Area:

Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA
Ventura County Coastal Valleys
Ventura County Interior Valleys



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PEAK INCIDENT:


November 24 10:22 AM -

Select structure assests being released.

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November 24 10:09 AM -


No further brush engagement.

Winds on scene light NNW 4-8 mph with gusts to 11 mph

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November 24 10:03 AM -

Additional air resources being released. One copter being held.

Updated approx acreage: 25' x 25' spot - Knocked Down.

Structure still fully involved.

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November 24 9:59 AM -

30x30 foot brush area knocked down

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November 24 9:52 AM -

Initial size up 2 story structure 2nd story engaged slight brush engagement.

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November 24 9:50 AM -

Additioanl air resources now being added
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November 24 9:47 AM -

Limited air resources being assigned.

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November 24 9:46 AM -

69Bravo being activated as well as a brush response
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November 24 9:40 AM -

Sructure fire on Saddlepeak. House fully engaged now moved into the brush.

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                     November 13



November 13 8:39 AM -

CHP Reports Tuna Canyon open.

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November 13 8:19 AM -

CHP Reports Southbound PCH now open.

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November 13 7:28 AM -

CHP reports PCH closed until 0815 hrs.

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November 13 7:05 AM -

LACoFD expect to open PCH approx 0725 hrs.

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November 13 6:33 AM -

Current burn estimation 1.5 acres.

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November 13 6:06 AM -

Hose Line now complete around fire.

69Bravo to shut down.

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November 13 6:05 AM -

Air unit/Copter 16 being released.

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November 13 6:04 AM -

Forward progress is stopped.

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November 13 5:59 AM -

LACoFD continues to get handle on fire, additional assets being released.

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November 13 5:50 AM -

Select assets being cancelled.

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November 13 5:45 AM -

LACoFD request CHP to close Tuna Cyn.

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November 13 5:36 AM -

Investigation started for source of initial ignition.

Homeless encampments noted in area as possible ignition source.

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November 13 5:28 AM -

Copter 16 dropping water.

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November 13 5:24 AM -

One Acre creeping uphill slow.

No structures threatened potential for 5 acres at this point.

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November 13 5:22 AM -

Units sent to upper road to acesss, copters called in for water drops.

Current spread is slow.

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November 13 5:19 AM -

Battalion 5 on scene.

PCH closed from Topaonga Canyon to Los Flores

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November 13 5:18 AM -

Brush fire is 1/2 acre and running uphill.

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November 13 5:10 AM -

Brush Fire.

Tuna Incident.

Tuna Canyon Rd at PCH.

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