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Weather Alerts for Santa Cruz

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range - Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park - North Bay Mountains - Santa Cruz Mountains - Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest
Effective: Fri, 12/15 10:00pm Updated: Fri, 12/15 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 12/17 10:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity
values Friday evening through Sunday morning...
.A dry system moving in from the north late tonight will produce
a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values. Due to these
factors and the recently long stretch of warm and dry conditions,
a very elevated fire weather risk can be expected particularly
for higher elevation locations.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST SUNDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
* WIND...Northerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with local gusts over
50 mph. Strongest gusts will be over the North Bay Mountains
and East Bay Hills.
* HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity readings of 10 to 20% during the
day. Nighttime maximum humidity readings will likely recover
early in the night then drop of 25 to 35%.
* HIGHEST THREAT...Elevations above 1000 ft, especially the
North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Information:
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
SANTA CRUZ

Areas Affected:
East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range - Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park - North Bay Mountains - Santa Cruz Mountains - Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest
Effective: Fri, 12/15 10:00pm Updated: Fri, 12/15 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 12/17 10:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
.A dry system dropping down from the north late tonight will
produce gusty northerly winds across higher elevation sections of
our region.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST SUNDAY...
a Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 AM PST Sunday.
* TIMING: 10 PM Friday to 10 AM Sunday
* LOCATION: elevations above 1,000 feet in the San Francisco and
Monterey Bay Region.
* WINDS: Northerly winds of 20 to 35 mph with local gusts over
50 mph.

Information:
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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