Red Flag Warnings for California


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High fire danger and red flag conditions sent many people living in the North Bay into stress mode.

The greater Los Angeles area has been under a red-flag warning for a record 12 straight days. "It's already dry out there, so a combination of these things led to the issuance of the red flag warning".

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Gusty winds and low humidity continue to pose a challenge for the 8,400 firefighters struggling to contain the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The SCV will also be under wind advisory until 3 p.m. with winds expected to blow from 20 to 35 miles per hour and gusts reaching up to 55 miles per hour throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

Strong winds Saturday, gusting to near 40 miles per hour, combined with very low humidity will create very unsafe fire conditions, especially across northwestern Oklahoma. Relative humidity readings of 10 to 20 percent are forecast for Saturday afternoon, while humidity values of 10 to 30 percent are expected Saturday night.

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Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 71 in Lagana Beach and San Clemente; 73 in Newport Beach; 80 in Mission Viejo; and 81 in Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Irvine and Anaheim, where Saturday's high is expected to be 11 degrees lower than Friday's.

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