Friday Fire Danger For Ventura County

Friday October 15, 2021


     We can expect a strong Santa Ana wind event to close out the workweek in Ventura County and much of the rest of Southern California with gusty northeast winds that will raise temperatures, lower humidity, and increase the concern over the potential for wildfires. It may also trigger Southern California Edison to impose Public Safety Power Shutoffs for parts of Ventura County.

You can always check https://www.vcemergency.com/      

Here is what the National Weather Service in Oxnard is saying...

    "A Santa Ana wind event will affect portions of Southwest California Friday morning through Saturday evening.

     Areas affected will include all of Ventura County, and all of Los Angeles County except the San Gabriel Valley and the Antelope Valley.

     This event will bring gusty, locally strong offshore winds to the area, along with unseasonably warm temperatures and very low humidities.

     Northeast winds gusting between 30 to 45 mph, with local gusts up to 55 mph are expected.

     High temperatures will be in the 80s to low 90s, with widespread areas of humidity 6 to 12 percent.

     The combination of gusty winds, very low relative humidity, high temperatures, and extremely dry fuels will likely result in critical fire danger for the areas mentioned above.

     A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 6 am Friday through 8 pm Saturday.

     Most other areas will experience elevated to brief critical fire danger.

     There will be the potential for large fires, rapid-fire growth, and extreme fire behavior if ignition occurs.

     Remember Ready!Set!Go!

     Are you SET to evacuate if necessary?

     Visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/ for more information."