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Warnings

red flag
Imperial County, CA

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MST /NOON PDT/ TO 8 PM
MST /8 PM PDT/ FRIDAY FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY OF
EXTREME SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND EXTREME SOUTHWEST ARIZONA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MST /NOON PDT/ TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ FRIDAY.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND
VICINITY/LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ. IN CALIFORNIA...LOWER
COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FUELS ARE DRY AND FIRE DANGER IS HIGH. THESE
CONDITIONS...COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS
WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Riverside County, CA

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MST /NOON PDT/ TO 8 PM
MST /8 PM PDT/ FRIDAY FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY OF
EXTREME SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND EXTREME SOUTHWEST ARIZONA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MST /NOON PDT/ TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ FRIDAY.
THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND
VICINITY/LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ. IN CALIFORNIA...LOWER
COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FUELS ARE DRY AND FIRE DANGER IS HIGH. THESE
CONDITIONS...COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS
WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Watches

high wind
Riverside County, CA

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH...GUSTING TO 65
MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 70 MPH OR GREATER ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MORE
WIND-PRONE AREAS.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING FRIDAY EVENING...
PEAKING FRIDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...STRONGEST ALONG MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOPS AND ON ADJACENT
DESERT SLOPES...AS WELL AS FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COACHELLA
VALLEY AND FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED AT TIMES BY BLOWING SAND AND DUST IN THE
DESERTS.

* IMPACTS...THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED
ALONG 1-10 IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AND I-8 THROUGH THE SAN DIEGO
COUNTY MOUNTAINS. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND OTHER DEBRIS.

* OUTLOOK...WINDS WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
BUT REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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San Diego County, CA

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH...GUSTING TO 65
MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 70 MPH OR GREATER ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MORE
WIND-PRONE AREAS.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING FRIDAY EVENING...
PEAKING FRIDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...STRONGEST ALONG MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOPS AND ON ADJACENT
DESERT SLOPES...AS WELL AS FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COACHELLA
VALLEY AND FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED AT TIMES BY BLOWING SAND AND DUST IN THE
DESERTS.

* IMPACTS...THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED
ALONG 1-10 IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AND I-8 THROUGH THE SAN DIEGO
COUNTY MOUNTAINS. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND OTHER DEBRIS.

* OUTLOOK...WINDS WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
BUT REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

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Advisories

winter weather
Riverside County, CA

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
11 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* SNOW LEVELS...LOWERING FROM 7000 FT FRIDAY EVENING TO AROUND
4500 TO 5000 FT BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS BEGINNING LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON...HEAVIEST
AND MOST WIDESPREAD FRIDAY NIGHT. SHOWERS TAPERING OFF BY LATE
SATURDAY MORNING.


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A DUSTING AROUND 5000 FT. 1 TO 3 INCHES
FROM 6000 TO 7500 FT...AND UP TO 4 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FT.

* WINDS...20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. GUSTS 70 MPH OR
GREATER POSSIBLE ALONG THE RIDGES AND THROUGH THE FAVORED CANYONS.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO 1 MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN
SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND FOG.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
MOUNTAINS DUE TO SNOW ON ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITY. CHAINS
MAY BE REQUIRED IN SOME AREAS.

* OUTLOOK...SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF LATE SATURDAY MORNING...
BUT WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE STRONG THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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