Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Fire Weather

Impacts:

Santa Ana winds will produce critical fire weather conditions. Wildfire growth could become rapid and uncontrolled.

Timing:

Wednesday afternoon through Friday

Confidence:

High

Temperatures will rise into the 80s west of the mountains with minimum relative humidity falling to 5-10%. This dry air along with strong Santa Ana Winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions this afternoon through Friday. The strongest winds will occur tonight through Thanksgiving. The most critical fire weather areas lie along the foothills of the San Bernardino and Riverside County mountains to areas below the Cajon Pass and San Gorgonio Pass in the Inland Empire to inland Orange County near the Santa Ana Mountains. However, Santa Ana Winds and critical fire weather conditions will spread all the way to the Orange County coast tonight through Thanksgiving.


Wind

Impacts:

  • Strong Santa Ana winds may cause damage to powerlines and trees.
  • Strong northeast winds will produce difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Strong winds will impact passes and gaps including I-15, I-10, I-215, I-210, and Highway 91.

Timing:

Wednesday afternoon-Friday, strongest winds tonight through Thanksgiving morning

Confidence:

High

The strongest winds are expected tonight through Thanksgiving morning, before subsiding gradually Thanksgiving Day through Friday. The strongest winds will occur below the Cajon Pass and along the coastal mountain slopes and below canyons of the San Bernardino, Santa Ana, and Riverside County mountains with gusts up to 75 MPH. Wind gusts across the Inland Empire into inland Orange County will reach up to 60 MPH. Wind gusts even to the Orange County coast are forecast to reach to around 40 MPH. Winds will subside later Thanksgiving Day through Friday, but will still be gusty through and below passes and canyons with gusts up to 50 mph.

Source:

National Weather Service San Diego

Red Flag Warning in effect
November 24, 2021 12:00am - November 26, 2021 06:00pm
Location:
Valleys and Mountains
Temperature:
Valleys: Mid 70s; Mountains: High 50s; Deserts: Low 70s
Wind:
20-30 mph; Gusts 40-60 mph
Humidity:
5-10%