RED FLAG WARNING ISSUED FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER

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East County Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

 

October 8, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of inland San Diego County as medium to strong Santa Winds bring very dry and windy weather to our region starting tonight through early Tuesday.  Critical fire weather conditions are likely in parts of coastal foothills, valleys and mountain passes.

Northeast winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour are forecast. This could bring power outages, broken tree limbs and debris on roadways as well as hazardous cross-winds for high-profile vehicles, so use caution if traveling.

Humidity is forecast to drop as low as five percent, but moister conditions are expected starting Wednesday. 

A beach hazard statement has also been issued due to high surf and potentially strong rip tides expected.

Check the National Weather Service’s detailed hazards page or weather.gov/sandiego for the latest watches/warnings.