Fire Weather

By Jack Martin on Oct 12, 2017 at 04:34 PM

Good morning,

Ugly up north and south with all the fires. The winds have been making firefighting extremely difficult. Within the state in the last week we have lost over 3,500 homes in the fires.

If you look at this link. You will see we have a red flag warning for tonight in SB. Looks like another sundowner wind event with surface winds along the coast at 15 to 25 miles an hour... this is thanks to a weak low pressure system blowing through.

http://www.weather.gov/lox/

Friday high pressure builds back in. It is going to warm up again. The winds will shift to the south in Ventura and Oxnard, setting up another Santa Anna wind event. This will occur Saturday and Sunday.

Here in SB, no wind, just warm. The valley will also creep into the 90s this weekend. If you live in Ventura or Oxnard areas. I suggest a drive to SB. It will be very windy there, but not here.

Next Tuesday, it looks like a cool down again…

Well, that's the best I can do with the forecast. October is always a rough month for fire danger, and since we are getting to the middle of the month, we will start to look for our first chance of rain at the end of the month . Around Halloween.

        Have a good weekend

               Another week gone....