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Fire weather watch issued for Sunday through Wednesday

Posted: January 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Updated: January 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service today issued a fire weather watch for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas for more Santa Ana winds and continued high fire danger from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.

Winds are expected to peak Monday and gradually diminish through Tuesday night. Coupled with continued low humidity, the winds create “critical fire weather conditions,” forecasters warn.

Gusts are expected at 45 mph Monday and relative humidity is expected to drop to the mid-teens, hitting the single digits by Tuesday with little or no overnight recovery through Wednesday.

High winds whipped two small fires in the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, but quick responses from 100 firefighters aided by four firefighting helicopters and both Super Scoopers kept the biggest of the two to an acre and a half.
Last year was one of the driest years on record in California.




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