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CalFire reported a shrinking number of blazes, and big progress containing named fires, at 7 a.m. Sunday morning despite all-time-record temperatures and statewide “Red Flag” risks.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches on Friday and Saturday across California to alert the public and fire departments to take extreme caution over the next 12-72 hours due to low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above.
NWS - Pressure - Dome - Southern - California
The NWS reported that a huge high pressure dome, which formed over Southern California, had brought record or near-record high temperatures on Saturday, including: 1) 111 degrees at UCLA, an all-time-record surpassing 109 degrees on Sept. 20, 1939; 2) 115 degrees in Woodland Hills, an all-time record; 3) 118 degrees in Riverside, which tied the all-time record from 1925; 4) 114 degrees at Hollywood Burbank Airport; 5) 117 degrees at Van Nuys Airport; 6) 92 degrees in Ventura; 7) 114 degrees in Santa Ana, and 8) 117 degrees in Ramona.
But despite what was expected to be a huge increase in the...
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