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NOAA RED FLAG WARNING

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
930 AM PDT SAT JUL 23 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS…ANTELOPE VALLEY…AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY FOR GUSTY WINDS…VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND HOT TEMPERATURES…

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT ACROSS THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FOR LOCALLY GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND HOT TEMPERATURES…

…ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FOR REMAINDER OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE WEEKEND…

.DISCUSSION…A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING EXTREME HEAT TO INTERIOR SECTIONS TODAY…WITH SOME COOLING ON SUNDAY AS ONSHORE FLOW BEGINS TO INCREASE. ACROSS SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY…THE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL MOSTLY BE CONFINED TO THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS THROUGH THIS EVENING AND WILL BE CONSIDERABLY WEAKER THAN LAST NIGHT. HOWEVER…THE HOT TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY MAINTAIN LOCALLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THIS AREA THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY…THE LIGHT NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND INFLUENCE THIS MORNING WILL THEN SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST AND BECOME GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH THE HOT TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS…ANTELOPE VALLEY…AND SANTA CLARTIA VALLEY.

THE STRONGER ONSHORE FLOW WILL BRING A RETURN OF LOW CLOUDS AND FOG TO PORTIONS OF THE COAST BY SUNDAY MORNING. FOR INLAND AREAS…THERE WILL BE SOME COOLING AND HUMIDITY RECOVERY…BUT THE GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THROUGH SUNDAY. LITTLE CHANGE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY…THEN SOME MID LEVEL MONSOONAL MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE REGION BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ANTELOPE VALLEY.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
930 AM PDT SAT JUL 23 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT FOR
GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…

.TODAY…
SKY/WEATHER………MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE…..97-104 LOW ELEVATIONS TO 88-94 HIGHER
ELEVATIONS.
24 HR TREND……LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY……..3-10 PERCENT.
24 HR TREND……LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS…….
VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES…AREAS OF NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
30 MPH…BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGES/UPR SLOPES….AREAS OF NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
BECOMING NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 MPH
IN THE AFTERNOON.
MARINE LAYER……..NONE.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT…
SKY/WEATHER………CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE…..69-76 LOW ELEVATIONS TO 60-67 COLDER VALLEYS
AND PEAKS.
MAX HUMIDITY……..15-30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS…….
VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES…AREAS OF NORTH WINDS 10-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN
THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 5-15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
STRONGEST THROUGH THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE.
RIDGES/UPR SLOPES….AREAS OF NORTH WINDS 10-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN
THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 5-15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY…
SKY/WEATHER………SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE…..90-97 LOW ELEVATIONS TO 81-88 HIGHER
ELEVATIONS.
MIN HUMIDITY……..10-25 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS…….
VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES…EAST 8-15 MPH BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON.
RIDGES/UPR SLOPES….EAST 8-15 MPH BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON.
LAL……………..1.
CWR (>0.10 IN)……0 PERCENT.

July 21, 2016   Comments Off on NOAA RED FLAG WARNING

West Camino Cielo Hazard Reduction

Santa Barbara County Fire will be starting hazard reduction along West Camino Cielo Rd from Hwy 154 to at least Windamere starting June 6th. The work will be performed by the county hand crew who will chip any extra cut vegetation brought to the road by the residents. The material needs to be cached at wide spots to avoid impacting the road access. The project is anticipated to take 8 to 10 working days.

If you have any questions please call the WRA at 964-7194.Project Chipping Instructions

 

May 25, 2016   Comments Off on West Camino Cielo Hazard Reduction

Annual Art and Garden Sale

Attention All Shoppers! The 3rd annual WRA MOUNTAIN ART and GARDEN SALE will be held in Fall 2016. This is our major fundraiser to support the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Please check back in September for specific date and location. Hope we can count on your support again this year.

If you are interested in helping with the planning, please give us a call at 964-7194.

May 25, 2016   Comments Off on Annual Art and Garden Sale

Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project

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The US Forest Service – Las Padres National Forest is initiating an analysis of the “Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project” on the Santa Barbara Ranger District. The project proposes to create and maintain eight fuel breaks on approximately 418 acres of chaparral to help manage against the wildfire threat posed to the mountain communities in the project area.

The proposed project would be located on the Santa Barbara Front in the Santa Ynez Mountains. This area is north of U.S. Highway 101, in Santa Barbara County, California. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean between Santa Barbara, and Gaviota, California. A full description of the proposed action is available on line at the following Forest Service Web page.

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October 5, 2015   Comments Off on Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project

In Case of Emergency

As residents of the San Marcos Pass community we have learned to be self reliant and sufficient. We frequently depend on our neighbours for a helping hand. However, in the event you see something suspicious, a traffic collision or a fire, please call 9-1-1 directly. There have been several recent incidents where people have called neighbours first. The can cause confusion and further delay emergency response should it be required. It is better to be on the safe side and report something that turns out to be nothing than to not report something real.

March 26, 2013   Comments Off on In Case of Emergency