Red Flag Warning extended for the SCV until Monday evening
By Ryan Painter
Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The Red Flag warning currently in effect for the Santa Clarita Valley has been extended through 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

“As of earlier this morning we were predicting it would last until 8 p.m. tonight,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxie of the National Weather Service. “However, we have extended the Red Flag warning until 8 p.m. tomorrow.”

All of the National Weather Service’s sensors in the Santa Clarita Valley read temperatures in the low 70’s on Sunday; but in terms of fire danger, Hoxie said, it is not temperature that is critical – it’s humidity.

The Saugus weather station, located near the softball fields at Central Park, recorded a relative humidity value that fluctuated between 4 and 7 percent over the course of the day on Sunday.

The extreme fire danger posed by single-digit humidity is only exacerbated by the Santa Ana winds, she added.

“We are forecasting for today winds between 20-30 mph and gusts of 45 mph,” said Hoxie.

The winds, she said, are expected to diminish on Monday – the likes of which will allow officials at the National Weather Service to lift the Red Flag warning which has dried out Southern California over much of the past week.

 

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Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter joined The Signal as a staff writer in June 2017, covering breaking news and community features on the weekends. He graduated from West Ranch High School in 2016 and currently studies Political Science at USC.

Red Flag Warning extended for the SCV until Monday evening

The Red Flag warning currently in effect for the Santa Clarita Valley has been extended through 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

“As of earlier this morning we were predicting it would last until 8 p.m. tonight,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxie of the National Weather Service. “However, we have extended the Red Flag warning until 8 p.m. tomorrow.”

All of the National Weather Service’s sensors in the Santa Clarita Valley read temperatures in the low 70’s on Sunday; but in terms of fire danger, Hoxie said, it is not temperature that is critical – it’s humidity.

The Saugus weather station, located near the softball fields at Central Park, recorded a relative humidity value that fluctuated between 4 and 7 percent over the course of the day on Sunday.

The extreme fire danger posed by single-digit humidity is only exacerbated by the Santa Ana winds, she added.

“We are forecasting for today winds between 20-30 mph and gusts of 45 mph,” said Hoxie.

The winds, she said, are expected to diminish on Monday – the likes of which will allow officials at the National Weather Service to lift the Red Flag warning which has dried out Southern California over much of the past week.

 

About the author

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter joined The Signal as a staff writer in June 2017, covering breaking news and community features on the weekends. He graduated from West Ranch High School in 2016 and currently studies Political Science at USC.