Winds expected to raise wildfire fears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHigh temperatures in the mountains are expected to range from the upper 70s to mid-80s. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Offshore winds are expected to blow through Los Angeles County mountain areas today, again raising fears of possible brush fires. The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for mountain areas, including the Santa Monica Mountains recreation area and Angeles National Forest. The watch will be in effect from this morning through this afternoon. According to the NWS, north to northeast winds will blow through the area at 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible in passes and canyons. At the same time, very dry conditions are expected, with humidity levels ranging from just 8 to 15 percent. “While gusty northerly winds are expected to continue Tuesday night into Wednesday, it appears that humidities will rise above critical thresholds during this time frame,” according to an NWS statement. last_img read more

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