Red flag warning in effect for LA and Orange counties as Santa Ana winds kick up – Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: October 19, 2018 at 5:41 am | UPDATED: October 19, 2018 at 5:42 am. The National Weather Service had originally issued a fire weather watch for Friday and Saturday but yesterday upgraded it to a red flag warning for Friday. The humidity will increase Saturday and Sunday, it said, adding that an elevated fire danger will exist Saturday but below critical conditions associated with a red flag warning. It was issued for the San Gabriel Mountains, the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area and forest and mountain areas of Ventura County. Northeast-to-east winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with 45-mph hour gusts are expected in mountain areas, along with to 45-mph gusts and humidity levels of 10 to 20 percent.