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Elevated fire danger continues as dry conditions & gusty winds linger

Posted at 6:35 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 21:43:05-05

Santa Ana winds and red flag conditions continue for Ventura and Los Angeles County. Red flag warnings have also expanded to include much of the state of California with the exception of the Central Coast. That being said, fire weather conditions through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties will also be elevated through this period with plenty of dry air along with pockets of gusty east winds.

High fire danger is expected through Tuesday. Fire crews are battling sustained winds from 25 to 35 mph in LA and Ventura Counties with isolated gusts up to 60 mph. There’s a chance red flag warnings will continue through Wednesday.

Temperatures will be relatively cool compared to the typical fall and Santa Ana events, but still warmer than normal along the coast. Daytime highs reach the high 70’s in most locations on the Central Coast, including several beaches.

Also worth noting are the freezing temperatures that are occurring in interior valleys. Paso Robles tied a record for low temperatures Saturday night hitting 27 degrees. The record was set at 27 degrees in 2012. Inland, temperatures will likely stay at or below freezing in the overnight hours throughout the week.