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Wildfire Danger Continues into Monday

Wildfire danger continues across California and the Southwest into the beginning of the work week as there will be several rounds of powerful, offshore winds.  The devastating Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has led to the evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents.  Dozens of structures have been lost to this fire since it began on October 23rd.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect for parts of northern and southern California as well as a few pockets in the Four Corners region.  High fire danger with gusty winds and extremely dry conditions will persist.

The forecast for northern and central California will remain similar through early Monday. Wind alerts are already in place and some of the highest gusts could top 70 mph.

In southern California, the next round of Santa Ana Winds is expected to kick up late Sunday and continue through the beginning of the work week.

There’s also a second round of powerful winds to pair with a very dry forecast for Southern California later this week, which could be even stronger than the event forecast for the beginning of the work week.

Make sure you have your evacuation kit ready to go at a minute’s notice and also that your house has the proper defensible space to help protect your property.

 

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Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  She's been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern California, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in t... Load Morehe Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith co-chairs the American Meteorological Society Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished reporter, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane!

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