Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 8:41 AM PST Dec. 3, 2016 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 2 PM PST this

* winds and timing... north to northeast winds 30 to 45 mph with
damaging gusts to 60 mph will continue through early this
afternoon before slowly diminishing. Winds strongest through
passes and canyons.

* Impacts... strong winds can make driving difficult... especially
for drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles towing
trailers. Winds this strong will down trees and power lines...
and cause property damage and power outages. Travel will be
impacted by the winds along canyon roads through the Santa
Monica Mountains including... Topanga... Malibu... kanan Road
and Decker canyons.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means that damaging high winds of 58 mph or
greater are likely or imminent. Secure all loose outdoor
furniture in advance of the onset of strong winds. Monitor the
latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media

When driving... use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 10:04 AM PST Dec. 3, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 6 PM PST this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for the Santa Clarita valley
and Santa Monica Mountains...

* winds... north to northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60
mph. Winds decreasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph late
this afternoon.

* Relative humidity... 8 to 12 percent.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs... conditions may be
favorable for extreme fire behavior which would threaten life
and property. Use extra caution with potential ignition

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate
officials or fire crews in the field of this red flag warning.

Public Information Statement
Issued: 9:40 AM PST Dec. 3, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Wind gusts over the past 6 hours across southwest CA...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... California...

... Los Angeles County...
chilao 70 mph 0353 am 12/03 5450
Mill Creek 63 mph 0453 am 12/03 5021
Camp Nine 61 mph 0555 am 12/03 4000
Malibu Hills 60 mph 0556 am 12/03 1575
Whitaker Peak 54 mph 0357 am 12/03 4120
Warm Springs 49 mph 0853 am 12/03 4930
del Valle 42 mph 0655 am 12/03 1277
Clear Creek 38 mph 0354 am 12/03 3000
Topanga 37 mph 0857 am 12/03 1600
Acton 35 mph 0354 am 12/03 2600
little Tujunga 32 mph 0354 am 12/03 1390
Grass Mountain 31 mph 0559 am 12/03 4626

... Ventura County...
Boney Mountain 65 mph 0837 am 12/03 1715
cheeseboro 40 mph 0838 am 12/03 1707
Wiley Ridge 40 mph 0649 am 12/03 1645
Circle x ranch 33 mph 0837 am 12/03 1700

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.

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