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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 9:47 PM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Tuesday afternoon for strong gusty winds and low
humidity...

* location... Orange County coast, San Diego County valleys,
mountain slopes and foothills, and the Riverside County
coastal mountain slopes.

* Wind... areas of east to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts 25 to 35 mph.

* Humidity... daytime minimums around 10 percent Sunday, then 5
to 10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor recovery each night,
especially in the wind prone locations.

* Timing... Sunday morning through Tuesday.

* Outlook... winds should weaken Wednesday with some improvement
in humidity.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.


Gregoria


Public Information Statement
Issued: 4:36 PM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Maximum wind gusts past 24 hours...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... San Gorgonio Pass near Banning...
Whitewater RAWS (2 n) 58 mph 1050 PM 10/19 2546
Whitewater 46 mph 1145 am 10/20 1510
Thousand Palms (5 nne) 44 mph 0313 PM 10/20 1066
Cabazon 35 mph 1114 am 10/20 2154

... San Diego County mountains...
Boucher Hill 71 mph 0357 PM 10/20 5440
Volcan mountain 68 mph 0340 PM 10/20 5154
Harrison Park 61 mph 0410 PM 10/20 4861
Boulevard (1 w) 56 mph 1020 am 10/20 3404
Ranchita (1 ne) 52 mph 0307 PM 10/20 4415
Ranchita 50 mph 0350 PM 10/20 4128
Palomar mtn lookout 48 mph 0113 am 10/20 6142
Descanso (8 ne) 47 mph 0250 PM 10/20 4740
4 E Pine Valley 47 mph 0408 PM 10/20 6048
Boulevard (5 nw) 45 mph 0310 PM 10/20 4114
Palomar Mountain (1 nnw) 44 mph 0125 am 10/20 5230
Julian (2 se) 44 mph 0349 PM 10/20 4487
Julian fire station 41 mph 0355 PM 10/20 4238
Lake Cuyamaca 40 mph 0700 am 10/20 4779
Julian (1 ese) 38 mph 0350 PM 10/20 4201
Campo (7 ne) 38 mph 0804 am 10/20 3268
Warner Springs (4 se) 38 mph 0130 PM 10/20 3242
Boulevard (8 nw) 36 mph 0400 PM 10/20 4000
5 S Julian 35 mph 0223 PM 10/20 4637

... San Diego County inland valleys...
Otay Mountain 36 mph 0810 am 10/20 3359
Otay Mountain 35 mph 0814 am 10/20 3283

... San Diego County deserts...
Borrego Springs (7 se) 47 mph 1212 PM 10/20 587
Julian (9 ese) 43 mph 0526 am 10/20 2011
Ocotillo Wells (4 w) 41 mph 1003 am 10/20 436
in ko pah 40 mph 1210 PM 10/20 3221
Borrego Springs (3 w) 40 mph 1200 PM 10/20 820
Borrego Springs (2 e) 37 mph 0920 am 10/20 720
Ocotillo Wells (1 sw) 35 mph 0936 am 10/20 137

... San Bernardino and Riverside County valleys-the inland Empire...
Temescal 35 mph 0141 PM 10/20 1708

... San Bernardino County mountains...
Burns Canyon 50 mph 0351 PM 10/20 6284
Running Springs (2 nw) 37 mph 1215 PM 10/20 6350

... Riverside County mountains...
Pinyon Pines 46 mph 0736 am 10/20 4060

... Coachella Valley...
Palm Desert (5 s) 53 mph 0830 am 10/20 980
Thousand Palms 43 mph 0420 PM 10/20 272
Palm Springs Airport 39 mph 0335 PM 10/20 474
Thermal Airport 35 mph 0331 PM 10/20 -118
Thousand Palms (5 ne) 35 mph 1152 am 10/20 1089

... Apple and Lucerne valleys...
Lucerne Valley (1 sw) 46 mph 1201 PM 10/20 3034
Victorville (5 n) 39 mph 1050 am 10/20 4650
Victorville Airport 36 mph 0635 PM 10/19 2884
Means Lake 35 mph 0326 PM 10/20 2818
Apple Valley (6 n) 35 mph 1050 am 10/20 3159
Apple Valley Airport (kapv) 35 mph 0155 PM 10/20 3062

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

Gregoria/schroeter

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