The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning Tuesday night through Thursday for much of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Potential for strong Santa Ana wind event and widespread critical fire weather conditions. This is considered an extreme red flag warning.
A very strong Santa Ana wind event is likely with northeast winds sustained at 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 70 mph, widespread and long duration single digit humidities (3-10%) Wednesday through Thursday (including overnight Wednesday). Winds will peak Wednesday between 4 am and 4 pm and there is potential for damaging winds.
This could be the strongest offshore wind event so far this season and is being identified as an extreme Red Flag Warning event. Widespread critical fire weather conditions will be likely across across these areas. Very rapid fire spread, long range spotting and extreme fire behavior is likely with any new or existing fire. Light offshore flow will continue across the area to reinforce widespread single digit humidities Friday into Saturday.
Southern California Edison has shut off electricity and continues to monitor various Ventura County electrical circuits for potential public safety power shutoffs. For additional information on Public Safety Power Shut-offs, please visit vcemergency.com.