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Sep 29, 2013 7:36 PM by Victoria Johnson

Dry, windy conditions elevate fire danger

Today, high pressure continues, bringing warm and dry conditions and low humidity levels. This brings an elevated fire danger to the region. A low pressure system is approaching from the northwest and the onshore flow should return. Cooler temperatures, low clouds and fog are expected to linger along the Central Coast through Wednesday night. A couple of degrees of cooling are expected for Monday. By Tuesday morning, a weak upper trough is expected, with low level moisture from the San Joaquin Valley heading into San Luis Obispo County. The marine layer should deepen into Wednesday, with more low clouds and fog and dropping temperatures. High pressure should then build in the Great Basin resulting in gusty offshore winds and above normal temperatures Thursday through Saturday. North winds are expected to strengthen across the Santa Ynez Mountains Thursday. Warm air and dry, windy conditions make for critical fire weather conditions. This critical period is expected to begin Thursday through Saturday. Then, onshore winds are expected to increase moisture levels and drop temperatures by Sunday.

Today, high pressure continues, bringing warm and dry conditions and low humidity levels. A low pressure system is approaching from the northwest and the onshore flow should return. Cooler temperatures, low clouds and fog are expected to linger along the Central Coast through Wednesday night. A couple of degrees of cooling are expected for Monday. By Tuesday morning, a weak upper trough is expected, with low level moisture from the San Joaquin Valley heading into San Luis Obispo County. The marine layer should deepen into Wednesday, with more low clouds and fog and dropping temperatures. High pressure should then build in the Great Basin resulting in gusty offshore winds and above normal temperatures Thursday through Saturday. North winds are expected to strengthen across the Santa Ynez Mountains Thursday. Warm air and dry, windy conditions make for critical fire weather conditions. This critical period is expected to begin Thursday through Saturday. Then, onshore winds are expected to increase moisture levels and drop temperatures by Sunday.

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