Santa Ana winds - brief critical fire weather conditions to LA + Ventura


For Southwest
California, the strongest winds are expected to be focused across
the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (including the
Santa Monicas) Monday night into New Year`s Day with northeast
winds of 30 to 45 mph with potential damaging gusts between 55 and
65 mph. As we draw closer to the event, High Wind Watches will
likely be needed for these areas to account for the potential
damaging winds

The gusty Santa Ana winds, combined with
lowering humidities, will also bring elevated to brief critical
fire weather conditions to Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Any
fire ignitions in windy areas will have the potential for rapid
fire spread.