California Extreme Fire Hazard Alert

Extreme fire hazard in California. A red flag warning was issued for Southern California through Monday. The real danger begins this morn...

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  • Extreme fire hazard in California.
  • A red flag warning was issued for Southern California through Monday.
  • The real danger begins this morning and into the afternoon with winds expected to reach gusts of 80 mph in Los Angeles County.

Extreme and rare fire danger alert issued for California on Monday early and all day, according ABC News. The worst winds in the San Francisco Bay area were overnight and this morning with gusts of up to 90 mph with gusts near 60 mph at the Oakland airport.

Relative humidity has dropped 6 to 7% in some areas now, so the combination of this along with the winds is what makes these conditions so dangerous for the spread of wildfires.

A red flag warning continues throughout the morning for wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph.

In Southern California, winds have been gusty even in San Diego County, where winds hit 68 mph.

But the real danger begins this morning and into the afternoon with winds expected to reach gusts of 80 mph in Los Angeles County and low humidity of less than 10% will make conditions ideal for the rapid spread of the fire.

A red flag warning has been issued for Southern California through today and the forecast gusts of wind in Burbank around noon today could be near 80 mph.

Extreme wind conditions in California are caused by record-breaking cold gust in the Rocky Mountains and the central US.

Strong winds force blackouts in northern California

Thousands of Northern California residents will be left without electricity this Sunday as part of the measures taken by the service provider to reduce fire risks due to high winds and the driest conditions of the season that affect the state, according to the Agency EFE.

Extreme danger alert for fire in California due to strong winds

Wildfire flames burn a truck at a vineyard in Calistoga, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

Extreme danger alert for fire in California due to strong winds

The Pacific Gas & Electric company said in a statement that it plans to cut power to 361,000 customers in 36 counties starting Sunday morning.

The power outages will last until Tuesday when forecasts for strong winds, known as the “devil’s winds,” that could have gusts of up to 70 miles per hour, are expected to change.

Authorities have warned that there is a perfect combination of the devil’s winds that, along with extremely low humidity, dry vegetation and severe drought, could spark more fires in that area.

“Dangerously dry conditions facilitate the start of fires and increase the potential for rapid fire spread,” the National Weather Service said Saturday in a message on its Twitter account.

The “peak” period of concern will be from Sunday night until mid-morning Monday, the agency said.

The 2020 fire season has already proven devastating for the region, and meteorologists fear that dry and windy conditions will fuel fires that are already burning certain areas.

At least 8,000 fire incidents reported by the California Department of Fire Protection, known as calofrié have burned a record 4 million acres and killed 31 people this year so far.

Extreme danger alert for fire in California due to strong winds

In this file photo, taken on September 8, 2020, a Pacific Gas and Electric operator watches the flames of the Creek Fire from Highway 168 near Alder Springs, California. (AP Photo / Marcio José Sánchez, file)

Extreme danger alert for fire in California due to strong winds

The state of Colorado is also dealing with a strong fire season. This Sunday firefighters are fighting to prevent two major accidents from uniting in the largest forest fire in the history of the state with the fastest growing ever seen in a region that would be doomed massive evacuations and suffer “the worst of the worst” Governor Jared Polis warned

Cities across the region planned to open emergency operations centers and bring in more police and firefighters to conduct patrols in high-risk areas.

The authorities also urged the population to keep their cell phones charged or, if they have a fixed line, to connect an old telephone instead of one that depends on electricity.

“I would ask all the people who live in high impact areas to do what we do and plan in advance and organize with their neighbors, with their families and with those who live in the home in case they are asked to evacuate be prepared and not just start planning right then, ”Oakland Assistant Fire Marshal Robert Lipp said, according to AP.

Extreme danger alert for fire in California due to strong winds

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