Orange County Inland Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:31 AM PDT Oct. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening
for strong gusty winds and low humidity...

* location... mountains and foothills below 6,000 feet, the
valleys, and most of Orange County.

* Winds... areas of northeast winds 20 to 30 mph this morning with
gusts to 45 mph... diminishing during the afternoon. Isolated
gusts to 55 mph are possible in the morning.

* Humidity... humidity will fall to around 10 percent from mid
morning through the afternoon.

* Outlook... weaker and less widespread winds Wednesday and
Thursday with a gradual recovery in humidity.

* Impacts... fuels will continue to dry today, increasing the fire
threat. Outdoor burning should be avoided.

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.