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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 1:20 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday morning through
Tuesday afternoon for strong gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Sunday morning through
Tuesday afternoon.

* Location... Orange County coastal and inland areas, San Diego
County valley and mountain areas and the Riverside County
mountains.

* Wind... areas of east to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with local
gusts 30 to 40 mph. A few gusts could reach 50 mph Tuesday
morning, mainly in the San Diego County mountains.

* Humidity... daytime minimums around 10 percent Sunday, then 5 to
10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor recovery each night.

* Timing... Sunday morning through Tuesday.

* Outlook... the Santa Ana winds should weaken Wednesday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.



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