Thanksgiving brings strong winds, power shutoffs and fire danger

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Santa Ana winds lashed Southern California on Thanksgiving Day, posing a fire hazard and power outages by thousands.

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Winds gusted up to 70 mph in some mountainous and mountainous areas on Wednesday night, causing some trees to fall.

Forecast

a red flag warning Effective 10 a.m. Wednesday for most counties of Los Angeles and Ventura. According to the National Weather Service, it will last until 6 p.m. Friday, as northeasterly winds and dry winds bring the potential for a severe fire season in the region.

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According to the warning, officials forecast that the relative humidity will decrease to 2% to 8% by Thursday and Friday, with a “very poor recovery overnight, especially in mountainous regions”. According to the warning, winds are likely to weaken until Friday, but low humidity and occasional strong winds will keep the fire risk high until noon.

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Ryan Kittel, a meteorologist at the Weather Service’s Oxnard Station, said temperatures in the coastal and valley areas are expected to hover in the mid-70s through Thanksgiving before warming slightly over the Friday and weekend.

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He said warm temperatures could be seen on the beaches on Thursday. “This is usually the case with Santa Anas,” Kittel said, explaining that the air warms as it drops in altitude.

power out

Southern California Edison said: customers Public safety may be affected by power shutoffs to reduce the risk of fires from utility lines torn down by winds.

Electricity till Thursday morning About 60,000 Edison customers were closed. Another 156,000 customers could also face shutoff.

here is Edison’s site for power shutoff information.

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