fire weather

A woman douses water from a hose around her home as her neighbor's home burns during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures […]

05/16/2014

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Heat wave, fire weather grip Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fire weather gripped the Southland today — the result of fierce Santa Ana winds, single-digit humidity and unseasonably high temperatures — prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to beef up firefighter […]

04/30/2014

Fire weather watch

It’s baaack: Fire weather conditions return to SoCal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong, gusty offshore winds will whip across the Southland today amid low humidity, bone-dry vegetation and unseasonably high temperature, creating wildfire conditions, forecasters said. A fire weather watch, which means that […]

04/29/2014

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

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