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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:47 AM PDT on October 01, 2014


... Hot... dry and breezy weather with elevated fire danger across
southwest California tonight through early next week...

An upper level ridge of high pressure will begin to build over the
West Coast today into Thursday... bringing a significant warming and
drying trend to southwest California through early next week. In
addition... weak to moderate offshore winds are expected to develop
over the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys today
into Thursday... and persist through Friday.

Afternoon high temperatures will rise into the 80s to mid 90s
across the coast and valleys by Thursday... and to around 90 to
the lower 100s by Friday. The heat is expected to peak on Saturday
with valley highs ranging between 100 to 106 degrees. Overnight lows
are expected to remain rather warm... in the lower to mid 70s across
the elevated wind prone valleys and Lower Mountain elevations.
Offshore winds are expected to peak Thursday morning across Los
Angeles and Ventura counties with northeast gusts up to 35 mph in
the valleys and up to 45 mph in the mountains... locally to 50 mph
across the Santa Monica Mountains above Point Mugu. A drying air
mass is expected across all of southwest California with relative
humidities falling into the lower teens by Thursday and into the
single digits for locations away from the coast Friday through
Sunday.

The combination of rising temperatures... low humidity and offshore
winds in combination with critically dry vegetation will bring
elevated fire danger to much of southwest California late Wednesday
through this weekend... and possibly into early next week. The
highest fire danger is expected to be across the Los Angeles and
Ventura County mountains and valleys where the strongest northeast
winds are likely to occur. (See laxrfwlox for details).


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