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California, Santa Barbara County South Coast

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:46 PM PDT on August 29, 2016

Expires 1:00 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to
10 am PDT Wednesday for wind and low relative humidity for the
South Coast of Santa Barbara County...

* winds... north 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph below passes and
canyons. Strongest winds during the late afternoon and evening
hours.

* Relative humidity... 8 to 15 percent with poor overnight recovery.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs or for existing fires...
conditions are favorable for extreme fire behavior and rapid
spread of wildfire which would threaten life and property.

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 will
create extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate
officials or fire crews in the field of this red flag warning.



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