Agency issues red flag wildfire warning for weekend

Friday, Dec. 13—Forecasts calling for stiff winds and extra-low humidity across the San Diego area this weekend prompted the National Weather Service today to issue a “red flag” wildfire warning, effective from noon Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

During that period, critical brush-fire risks will prevail due to sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph around the region, with gusts up to 65 mph in some locales, and daytime air-moisture levels dipping to about 10 percent, according to the federal agency.

The conditions are expected to begin improving Sunday evening, though stronger-than-usual winds and dry atmospheric conditions will continue Monday, NWS officials said.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Dec 13 2013. Filed under Backcountry, News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

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