A Red Flag Warning issued for the Santa Clarita Valley has been extended an additional day as a result of predicted high winds and dry conditions.
Heads up!! RED FLAG Warning for the LA and Ventura Mountains, and the SCV and Ventura Valleys extended through 6 PM Sat! #SantaAna winds will decrease some Fri night and Sat, but VERY DRY conditions expected. #SoCal #CAwx #CAfire
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 26, 2020
On Thursday, officials with the National Weather Service extended a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties into Saturday after previously being scheduled to end Friday.
The Red Flag Warning, which includes all of the Santa Clarita Valley, is now set to last from 2 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Saturday.
A major component behind the decision to extend the Red Flag Warning are the predicted dry conditions, with humidities expected to lower sharply Thursday afternoon and evening to 12 to 25 percent, lowering further to 6 to 15 percent for Friday through Sunday.
“If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property,” the watch reads.
Southern California Edison (SCE) officials have already begun implementing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in several areas surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, with portions of Santa Clarita remaining under consideration for such outages on Thanksgiving Day.
As of 12:05 p.m. Thursday, officials turned off power to a portion or all of the following zip codes:
Additionally, several areas in the eastern portion of Santa Clarita remain under consideration for a PSPS due to “strong winds that could pose a threat to power lines.” A map of impacted areas can be viewed below.
The areas currently under a PSPS are listed as having power restored at 3 p.m. on Saturday if current weather conditions persist.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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