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These types of winds are very, very unusual, NWS meteorologist Alex Dodd said. It's been several years since we've seen this strong of an offshore flow with very, very dry air. Just to put it in perspective, we're looking at a once in a five or 10
Live fuel moisture (LFM) is important for assessing fire danger. Live fuel moisture ( LFM ) is important for assessing fire danger. LFM is defined as the percentage of water content to dry matter content in live vegetation...Santa Barbara County
Most of the deaths occurred in and around the canyon area, many as the victims attempted to escape. Survivors later told of waking up to flames already on their properties. Another finger of the fire raced into Scripps Ranch, where flames fed by
Fire authorities have been bracing for Wednesday's perilous combination of high winds, high temperatures and low humidity, which will stoke the dozens of fires already burning around the state and raise the prospect of more ignitions. Unfortunately,
A wind advisory was in effect Wednesday in the valleys and mountains San Diego County, where gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are possible below passes and canyons, meteorologists said. An upper-level trough of low pressure moving through the
Fast-moving storms have blown through parts of the Northeast, lashing states with heavy rain and high winds and knocking out power. Alaska Alaska has price advantages that could make it a competitor in the Asian natural gas market, a federal official
Firefighters gained ground on a wildfire that burned nearly 4 square miles of dry brush and forced people to evacuate part of Camp Pendleton, while a blaze generating heavy smoke drove some residents from homes in an Orange County canyon community.
Red Flag Warning Issued For Santa Barbara Mountains Fire Conditions Expected Through the Weekend Friday, October 4, 2013 Article Tools The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara mountains because of upcoming fire
Strong gusty winds and very low relative humidity will heighten the risk of wildfire in San Diego County this weekend, meteorologists said. "A moderate strength Santa Ana wind event is shaping up for late Thursday night through the weekend,"
The combination of very low relative humidity and gusty offshore winds will bring a significant threat of critical fire weather to southern California Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Extremely dry fuel conditions already in place would