Sunday, Nov. 23—A forecast of gusty Santa Ana winds combined with low humidity are expected to up the risk for wildfires through mid-week, meteorologists said today.
A National Weather Service Red Flag Warning for the inland valleys and mountains is set to go into effect at 4 a.m. Monday and extend through 6 p.m. Wednesday. A high wind warning for the rest of the county iss set to remain in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to noon Wednesday.
“A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior,” reports the weather service.
Peak wind gusts Saturday night topped out at nearly 60 mph at Mount Laguna and 54 mph on Mountain Springs Grade, and forecasters said even stronger winds were to come as a result of surface high pressure over the Great Basin.
The strong, gusty Santa Ana winds are expected to bluster into the region on Monday.
Sustained wind speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, with gusts that could reach 45 mph, were in Monday’s morning and afternoon forecast for the inland valleys and mountains as were daytime relative humidities as low as 5 percent, according to the weather service. Winds of up to 40 mph with gusts that could top 80 mph are expected Monday night into Tuesday.
Meteorologists warned that the winds could be strong enough to down tree limbs and kick debris into roadways. Isolated power outages and minor structural damage could also be possible.
Ramona Fire Department responded to:
Sunday, Nov. 16
-1200 block Poplar Street.
With conditions ripe for a wildfire, San Diego County officials offer tips aimed at saving homes.
A National Weather Service red flag warning, signifying high wildfire danger, was issued through 5 p.m. Thursday for the inland valleys and mountains, where gusts could reach 60 mph and relative humidities could fall as low as 5 percent.
Brush should be cleared within 100 feet of homes — at least — but people should avoid using power mowers or weed cutters that could produce a disastrous spark while conditions are ripe for an out-of-control fire, county spokeswoman Yvette Moe said.
Any flammable materials should be moved away from homes, and tree branches that hang over roofs should be trimmed, she said.
The county developed an app that delivers news updates, maps, shelter locations, disaster planning templates and checklists. In the event of a wildfire or other emergency, that same information would be available at sdcountyemergency.com.
Emergency information is also relayed via text messages to those who have signed up for the county’s “AlertSanDiego” cell phone notification service, officials said.
Several Ramonans were involved in a collision when their vehicle went down an embankment on Interstate 8 in the Jacumba area early Tuesday, and three people, including a 2-year-old boy, suffered major injuries, California Highway Patrol reported.
At approximately 7 a.m. a 21-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger eastbound on I-8 when he allowed his vehicle to drift away from a direct course of travel, which caused his vehicle to travel down
A man accused of tossing an unwanted puppy over a 6-foot-high fence outside a commercial building in Ramona will be arraigned Thursday at the El Cajon courthouse on two misdemeanor charges, officials said.
Gary Sartor of Ramona faces up to six months in county jail or a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation — animal cruelty and abandonment — if convicted, according to county Animal Services Department spokesman Dan DeSousa.
Update, Tuesday, Nov. 4—The County Medical Examiner’s officer has identified the pedestrian who died after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross state Route 67 early Saturday, Nov. 1, as Daniel Gene Huffman, 28, of Ramona.
Huffman was crossing SR-67 in a north to south direction, west of Mussey Grade Road, when he was hit by a pickup truck traveling east on the highway, just before 3:30 a.m., said the report.
Before hitting the sack tonight, residents should remember to set clocks back an hour, as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end — giving us all an extra hour of sleep.
California and most other states will “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, as the state returns to Pacific Standard Time.
Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire in the 1300 block of Walnut Street at 3:41 p.m. today.
By 3:59, the fire was under control, reported the CHP website.
A collision between a car and a forklift in the San Vicente Road construction zone around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday sent one person to the hospital, according to reports.
California Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent south on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane when the car rear-ended a forklift that was traveling about 25 mph and driven by a 33-year-old San Diego male.
Ramona Fire Department responded to:
Sunday, Oct. 26
-17000 block Highway 67.
-1000 block Olive Avenue.
-16000 block Daza Drive.
-14000 block Mussey Grade Road.
-2500 block Via Majella.
-100 block North 14th Street.
Oct 27 2014 | Posted in News
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