Getting Ready For The Wind And Its Impact On Ventura County

Wednesday October 9, 2019

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     Ventura County is getting ready for the Santa Ana winds due to arrived early Thursday morning and last through Friday.

    To keep up with the latest official information regarding power outages and other potential impacts go to http://www.vcemergency.com/

     Meanwhile, here is what the National Weather Service is saying about this wind event...

     "A moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event is expected for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties early Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.

     Northeast winds will begin late tonight (Wednesday) over the mountains, and then advance towards the coasts and valleys by Thursday morning.

     The peak timing of the strongest winds will be Thursday between 10am and 6pm.

     Winds will decrease by about 5-10 mph on Friday, but still remain quite gusty.

     Winds are expected to diminish by Friday night and Saturday.

     Northeast winds gusting up to 60 to 70 mph are likely over the mountains, with gusts of 45 to 55 mph over the coasts and valleys on Thursday.

     Relative humidity is expected to rapidly lower as the winds begin, with widespread minimum values between 3 and 10 percent on Thursday afternoon through Saturday.

     The gusty Santa Ana winds along with warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s and very dry conditions will bring a strong concern for critical fire danger to the region.

     A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 3am on Thursday through 6pm on Friday for most of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, not including the Antelope Valley.

     There is a high probability of fire ignition, with potential for long-rang spotting, rapid fire growth and extreme fire behavior if ignition occurs.

     It is important to use extreme caution with potential ignition sources during this time!"