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The Charlie Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic in September 2018.

Strong Santa Ana Winds, High Temperatures Bring Red Flag Warning To Santa Clarita

A Red Flag Warning for “extreme” fire conditions is in effect for Santa Clarita on Tuesday due to high temperatures and strong Santa Ana winds with gusts up to 55 miles per hour.

The high fire danger warning is in effect from 12 p.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday due to gusty winds and low humidity, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather with a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures contributing to “extreme fire behavior,’” according to NWS.

“The strongest Santa Ana winds are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning,” said NWS officials. “Fuels after this historic heatwave will be at critical levels as we enter into the Santa Ana wind event.”

The forecasted Santa Clarita temperature for Tuesday is expected to reach the mid-90s, a cool-off from the triple digits over Labor Day weekend, and lower 90s by Wednesday.

From Thursday into the weekend, the temperature for Santa Clarita is forecasted to reach 100 degrees, according to the NWS.

A wind advisory is also in place for Santa Clarita from Tuesday at noon until Wednesday at 8 p.m. due to isolated gusts between 40 to 55 miles per hour, according to forecasters.

The relative humidity is expected to be between 5 and 15 percent, furthering the fire danger, according to the weather service.

“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,” said NWS officials.

For further information on the Santa Clarita weather forecast visit here.

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About Devon Miller

Devon Miller was born and raised in Santa Clarita. He joined KHTS Radio as a digital marketing intern in September of 2017, and later moved to news as a staff writer in December. Miller attended College of the Canyons and served as the Associated Student Government President. Miller is now News Director for KHTS, covering breaking news and politics across the Santa Clarita Valley.