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Red flag warnings canceled as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 25, 2022 21:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red flag warnings for fire danger in parts of Southern California were canceled Friday as Santa Ana winds declined, although forecasters noted that dry conditions would continue into the weekend. Southern California Edison's website showed no remaining public...

Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California

Nov. 23, 2022 17:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty, dry and warm Santa Ana winds will bring critical fire weather conditions to Southern California through the Thanksgiving holiday, forecasters said Wednesday. The winds, produced by high pressure building in the Great Basin, were forecast to strengthen...

Human remains found in rubble of one of 2 Los Angeles fires

Nov. 20, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remains of a man were found in the rubble of one of two major fires in Los Angeles during the weekend, authorities said Sunday. The remains were found shortly after noon as firefighters continued to cool down smoldering debris, fire spokesperson Brian Humphrey...

Fire danger elevated as strong winds hit Southern California

Nov. 19, 2022 18:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another round of strong Santa Ana winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, increasing the risk of wildfires as humidity levels plummeted. The National Weather Service said winds will be strongest in the morning and begin diminishing by Saturday...

More Santa Ana winds expected in Southern California

Nov. 17, 2022 11:35 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's first strong Santa Ana wind event of the fall was diminishing Thursday but forecasters warned that another round of strong gusts is expected during the weekend. The National Weather Service said winds will pick up again Friday night and last...

Powerful Santa Ana winds lash Southern California

Nov. 16, 2022 16:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds lashed Southern California on Wednesday, toppling big rigs on highways and spreading a small fire that destroyed two structures. High wind warnings stretched across a wide swath of the region, and red flag warnings for high fire danger...

Southern California braces for strong Santa Ana winds

Nov. 15, 2022 15:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters warned of critical fire danger and potentially damaging gusts as Santa Ana winds developed in Southern California on Tuesday. Pressure gradients were trending strongly offshore and “all systems appear to be a go for a strong Santa Ana event”...

Santa Ana winds gust through Southern California

Oct. 24, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Santa Ana wind event of the season brought gusts to parts of Southern California on Monday, but forecasters said it would be quick and weak. The combination of warm and dry offshore winds and low relative humidity levels was expected to result in...

Drought, fire risk to stay high during third La Niña winter

Oct. 20, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

Drought and wildfire risks will remain elevated in the western states while warmer than average temperatures will greet the Southwest, Gulf Coast and East Coast this winter, federal weather officials said Thursday. La Niña, a weather pattern characterized by cold ocean temperatures...

Evacuation area shrinks near southwest Washington fire

Oct. 17, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — Some roads reopened and evacuation zones shrank near a wildfire fed Sunday by gusty winds and low humidity east of Vancouver, Washington, as fire officials got a better handle on fire activity amid weather changes. About 3,000 residents were told to leave their...