fire weather

Visitors to Griffith Observatory take in the hazy Los Angeles skyline.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Another day of red flag warnings for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning indicating a high risk of wildfire is in force in Southern California today because of high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. The warning was in effect […]

01/24/2014

High surf

Fire weather and high surf impact the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Powerful winds will buffet the Southland today, combining with low humidity and vast expanses of tinder-dry vegetation to create “critical fire weather conditions,” as high surf batters the coastline, imperiling swimmers, […]

01/23/2014

A surfer wipes out on the waves at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

From the mountains to the sea: Elevated fire danger and high surf

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong surf will pound the Southland coast today as gusty winds, low humidity and above-normal temperatures combine to create an “elevated fire danger,” especially in the mountains and foothills, forecasters said. […]

01/21/2014

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Stubborn Santa Anas continue for 5th straight day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire because of high winds, low humidity and tinder-dry vegetation was in effect in the Greater Los Angeles area today for the […]

01/17/2014

A red flag fire warning sign, advising hot and dry weather conditions, is posted in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Red flag warnings in effect for 4th consecutive day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning denoting a high wildfire risk because of high winds, low humidity and bone-dry vegetation was in effect in the Greater Los Angeles area today for the fourth […]

01/16/2014

A red flag fire warning sign, advising hot and dry weather conditions, is posted in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Santa Anas keep fire weather warnings active today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gusty Santa Ana winds battered the Southland today amid low humidity levels and rising temperatures, creating a third straight day of fire weather. A red flag warning denoting a high risk […]

01/15/2014

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - Downtown Los Angeles is seen in the distance through dry brush at Griffith Park. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Southland fire weather continues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning denoting a high wildfire risk stemming from stiff winds and single-digit humidity levels was scheduled to be in effect over much of the Southland again today as […]

01/14/2014

A red flag fire warning sign, advising hot and dry weather conditions, is posted in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Santa Ana winds raise SoCal fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red flag warnings for fire danger are posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds blow through the region. The National Weather Service says northeasterly gusts up to […]

01/13/2014

Fire weather watch

Fire weather remains in Southland forecast

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds, very low relative humidity and dry fuels will put large portions of the Southland under a Red Flag warning at the start of the week, […]

01/11/2014

Fire weather watch

Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Gusty high winds and low humidity levels kept the Southland under a red flag warning today. National Weather Service meteorologists forecast gusts of between 45 and 55 miles per hour in […]

01/06/2014