Land Management Forecasts


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ECCDA Discussions
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
ECC029-161745-
Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Vandenberg ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...Discussion from Los Angeles/Oxnard...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
...Discussion from Monterey...
...Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity  values
Friday evening through Sunday morning...
...Red Flag Warning in effect from 10 pm Friday evening through 
10 am Sunday morning for gusty winds and low humidity values for 
fire weather zones 507, 511, 512, 517, and 518...
...Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity  values
Friday evening through Sunday morning...
...Red Flag Warning in effect from 10 pm Friday evening through 
10 am Sunday morning for gusty winds and low humidity values for 
fire weather zones 507, 511, 512, 517, and 518...
.DISCUSSION...An upper level high pressure area over California 
will move west out over the eastern Pacific late this week allowing
a mainly dry cold front and upper level trough to move southeast 
across the districts Friday night into early Saturday morning. A red
flag warning is in effect Friday evening through Sunday  morning due
to gusty northerly winds combining with very low  humidity values
over the hills and mountains in the wake of this  front. Dry weather
then continues this weekend with generally poor recoveries in the
mountains. Confidence remains low for red flag conditions to be met
tonight, but become moderate to high for Saturday and Saturday
night. There is now a slight chance of precipitation in the forecast
for Tuesday evening into Wednesday. This is an outside chance and
conditions remain dry otherwise.
Note : All winds are 20-foot Winds Unless otherwise specified. 
Thunderstorms imply strong, gusty and erratic winds.
$$
ECC028-161745-
Santa Barbara County excluding Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Santa Barbara ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC031-161745-
Angeles National Forest-
Discussion for Lancaster ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC024-161745-
San Luis Obispo County-
Discussion for San Luis Obispo ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC032-161745-
Ventura County excluding Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Ventura ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC030-161745-
Los Angeles County excluding Angeles National Forest-
Discussion for Los Angeles ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$

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ECCDA Discussions
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
ECC029-161745-
Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Vandenberg ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...Discussion from Los Angeles/Oxnard...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
...Discussion from Monterey...
...Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity  values
Friday evening through Sunday morning...
...Red Flag Warning in effect from 10 pm Friday evening through 
10 am Sunday morning for gusty winds and low humidity values for 
fire weather zones 507, 511, 512, 517, and 518...
...Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity  values
Friday evening through Sunday morning...
...Red Flag Warning in effect from 10 pm Friday evening through 
10 am Sunday morning for gusty winds and low humidity values for 
fire weather zones 507, 511, 512, 517, and 518...
.DISCUSSION...An upper level high pressure area over California 
will move west out over the eastern Pacific late this week allowing
a mainly dry cold front and upper level trough to move southeast 
across the districts Friday night into early Saturday morning. A red
flag warning is in effect Friday evening through Sunday  morning due
to gusty northerly winds combining with very low  humidity values
over the hills and mountains in the wake of this  front. Dry weather
then continues this weekend with generally poor recoveries in the
mountains. Confidence remains low for red flag conditions to be met
tonight, but become moderate to high for Saturday and Saturday
night. There is now a slight chance of precipitation in the forecast
for Tuesday evening into Wednesday. This is an outside chance and
conditions remain dry otherwise.
Note : All winds are 20-foot Winds Unless otherwise specified. 
Thunderstorms imply strong, gusty and erratic winds.
$$
ECC028-161745-
Santa Barbara County excluding Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Santa Barbara ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC031-161745-
Angeles National Forest-
Discussion for Lancaster ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC024-161745-
San Luis Obispo County-
Discussion for San Luis Obispo ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC032-161745-
Ventura County excluding Los Padres National Forest-
Discussion for Ventura ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$
ECC030-161745-
Los Angeles County excluding Angeles National Forest-
Discussion for Los Angeles ECC Dispatch
332 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTH
COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW  RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR MUCH
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
...POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
THURSDAY INTO NEXT WEEKEND...
After the passage of an upper level disturbance, there will be
increasing upper level wind support and cold air advection that will
bring strengthening north to northeast winds across the mountains
and adjacent coastal foothills of Santa Barbara county (including
the Thomas Fire region) late tonight through Saturday evening, with
gusts of 30 to 40 mph being common. Due to the stronger winds in the
upper atmosphere, there is the potential for locally stronger gusts
across exposed ridgetops on Saturday. The combination of these gusty
winds with humidities generally ranging between 10 to 20 percent
will result in critical Red Flag conditions across the Santa Barbara
County mountains and adjacent coastal foothills, mainly east of
Santa Barbara. As a result, there will be an increased threat of
very rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire
behavior across the warning area,including portions of the Thomas
Fire incident. In addition, there will be increasing northerly winds
on Saturday across the Ventura county mountains, especially near the
Highway 33 and Interstate 5 corridors. 
For the remainder of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the flow is
expected to shift to the northeast by Saturday evening, with a
threat of increased Santa Ana winds and low humidities late 
Saturday night into Sunday when gusts between 35 and 55 mph will  be
likely. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for late Saturday night
through Sunday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties. Another period of Santa Ana winds will be possible  from
Thursday into next weekend.
$$