Fire Concerns for the Southern California

news image
Special Stories
28 Jan 2018 10:58 AM
Santa Ana winds are once again ramping up across the southwest, increasing the concern for wildfires. A high pressure across the Great Basin ushers in winds out of the northeast for places like southern California. These winds are forced up by the topography. When they go back down the mountains, they warm and dry quickly. https://twitter.com/NWSSanDiego/status/957636357928685569 The breezy winds and the dry air in places prompted the critical fire outlook for southern California today and tomorrow. The winds and the dry air mean that any fire that does start can quickly spread. Red Flag Warnings are in place across southern California from Santa Barbara to the east of San Diego into Monday. This is the same region where fires like the Thomas Fire broke out in early December. Since the Santa Ana winds will be increasing, wind alerts are in place across the southwest for gusts up to 65 mph. https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/957442110315270149 For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych.
All Weather News
More
National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week started Saturday, April 20

22 Apr 2024 4:00 PM
Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

If you're following along with our National P

22 Apr 2024 3:55 PM
Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Temperatures were a bit chilly to start Monda

22 Apr 2024 3:50 PM
Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

The spring season often means rounds of stron

22 Apr 2024 1:25 PM
Storms Along Florida Front Through Monday

Storms Along Florida Front Through Monday

Severe storms tore through portions of North

22 Apr 2024 1:20 PM
Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

It’s the soundtrack to the summer. Nature’s n

22 Apr 2024 1:15 PM
Clipper Blows Through the Northern Plains

Clipper Blows Through the Northern Plains

Alberta Clippers are known for being fast-mov

22 Apr 2024 10:40 AM