Red flag warning for San Luis Obispo County
March 12, 2014
A high risk of wildfires today because of greater than normal temperatures, high winds and low humidity has resulted in a red flag warning by the National Weather Service (NWS).
From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., the NWS warns that “extreme fire behavior is possible if fire ignition occurs.” The strongest winds with gusts of up to 65 mph are expected early on Wednesday.
High winds are forecast for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as humidity levels dip below 15 percent.
During the heightened fire danger, Cal Fire has additional firefighters on duty to respond to any new fires.