Translate this page

Strong winds, low humidity increase chance of fire


Friday, January 17th, 2014
Issue 03, Volume 18.


RIVERSIDE - Strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures threatened to fuel a wildfire throughout most of Riverside County for the fifth consecutive day today.

"High pressure aloft along the west coast will keep very dry and warm conditions across Southern California through this weekend, with daytime humidity values in the single digits," according to the National Weather Service.

There was a brief lull in the winds Thursday afternoon but speeds increased again Thursday evening and early today, prompting the NWS to extend a red flag warning for the Inland Empire and mountain areas until 6 p.m. today. Advertisement
Advertisement for Carrington Home Loans
[ Carrington Home Loans ]

The warning, first issued Monday, was originally set to expire Wednesday and then later extended to 6 p.m. Thursday. It signals a heightened risk of wildfire and is the agency's most serious fire-related weather warning.

This week's red flag warning did not extend to the Coachella Valley.

Today's forecast for the Inland Empire and mountain areas called for sustained northeast winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph. Isolated gusts up to 60 mph were also possible, an NWS advisory said.

The low daytime humidity was expected to be around 5 percent.


 

0 comments


arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!
 

Add your Comment


Name

Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.




Disclaimer

The Valley News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter



Advertisement for Wayne Guglielmo





Subscribe


Most Commented


Reach Local Customers



The Valley News The Valley News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2014
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Sitemap
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds
Login