Dangerous fire conditions continue for 3rd day

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SAN DIEGO — A red flag warning was in effect for the inland valleys and mountains of San Diego County for the third consecutive day Wednesday, signaling a heightened risk of wildfire in the region.

Brush FireThe National Weather Service set the warning to expire at 6 p.m., saying until then, strong winds combined with low humidity could contribute to fire weather conditions.

The warning, first issued early Monday, did not extent to coastal or desert areas.

Wedneday’s forecast for the inland valleys and mountains areas called for sustained east winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 65 mph. Also, the low daytime humidity will be around 5 percent, according to the NWS.

The agency also issued a high wind warning for the valleys and mountains until noon today, and a wind advisory from noon to 6 p.m.

A high wind warning is issued when hazardous winds capable of causing property damage are occurring or expected. The wind advisory signals a chance of winds strong enough to make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles.

“Watch for broken tree limbs and debris on roadways,” an NWS advisory said.

Warm, dry conditions were expected to persist in the region Thursday and Friday, but winds will weaken, reducing the risk of wildfire, according to the weather service.

2 comments

  • Noah

    Today, I went to the beazch front witth my kids. I found a sea shell and
    gave itt to my 4 year oldd daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. Shee never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I hhad to
    tell someone!

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