Weather Alerts for San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys -The Inland Empire

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS -THE INLAND EMPIRE

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - Orange County Inland - Riverside County Mountains-Including The San Jacinto Ranger District Of The San Bernardino National Forest - San Bernardino County Mountains-Including The Mountain Top And Front Country Ranger Districts Of The San Bernardino National Forest - San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys - The Inland Empire - San Diego County Inland Valleys - San Diego County Mountains-Including The Palomar And Descanso Ranger Districts of the Cleveland National Forest - Santa Ana Mountains-Including The Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest
Effective: Mon, 10/15 3:00am Updated: Mon, 10/15 1:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 10/16 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM
PDT TUESDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR
THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS PLUS ALL OF ORANGE COUNTY...
* LOCATION...Mountains and foothills below 6,000 feet, the
valleys, and all of Orange County.
* WIND...Northeast to east, 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
Highest gusts to 80 mph in the most wind-prone canyons and
foothills Monday. Winds will be slightly weaker Tuesday.
* HUMIDITY...Decreasing rapidly Monday morning, becoming 5 to
10 percent. Poor recoveries Monday night. Very low humidity
again Tuesday.
* OUTLOOK...Gradually decreasing winds Tuesday night and
Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Fuels will dry quickly Monday with the onset of the
Santa Ana winds with increasing fire threat Monday night and
Tuesday. Outdoor burning should be avoided.

Information:
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.