And After The 115º Weekend? Red Flag Warnings On Tuesday

Written by on September 4, 2020

Just posted: Strong Santa Ana winds along with hot temperatures and bone-dry humidity will occur across all of Southern California Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

Red Flag Warnings likely Tuesday.

The forecast highs for Saturday and especially Sunday … in Malibu … are 90 on the ocean to 115 in the mountains just above the PCH.

Inland??? Areas like Riverside could see 120.

Last holiday weekend … the 4th of July … a heat wave hit Southern California.

L A County health officials closed every beach … to prevent crowding and spread of Coronavirus.

Tomorrow … the Labor Day weekend arrives with the biggest heat wave of the year.

Maybe the hottest temperatures ever in Los Angeles.

No beach closures.

Only vague warnings from L A County that the beaches will be shut down if they get overcrowded.

The plan for just how that will be accomplished … if there is a plan … is not being disclosed.

Will it mean parking lot closures?

The lots will be jammed anyway.

Will it mean road closures?

Maybe… we just do not know.

Santa Barbara is prohibiting sunbathing or loitering on its beaches … but they will be open for swimming …. surfing … jogging … walking.

Near San Francisco … the beaches at Pacifica are being closed for the holiday weekend.

95 Malibu

104 Santa Monica Mountains area.


Back to Malibu …

Very warm overnight lows in the mountains north of L A … possibly in the upper 80s  … will help enhance fire danger.

The National Weather Service calls it a brutally hot 4 days in store for Southern California today through  Monday.

Record highs are likely Saturday … all time record highs are possible on Sunday.

The record high of 113 at the Los Angeles Civic Center may be topped.

No major fires in Southern California  … yet.

But the winds will be coming from the desert.

Weak northeast winds Saturday and Sunday … not real Santa Anas but just strong enough to delay or eliminate the cooling sea breeze.

California is on track to exceed its worst fire season on record and there’s little relief in sight, the new chief of the National Guard Bureau said Wednesday.

About 1,300 National Guard members California and four other states are still on fire lines up north.

The Bay Area fires have already consumed more than 1.6 million acres, or an area roughly the size of Delaware.

That compares to about 2 million acres burned in 2018 … which was California’s deadliest fire year on record.

That of course was the year that part of Malibu and Paradise burned.

Worse, this is just the beginning of fire season.

The National Guard can add forces if needed.

At present the Guard is providing aviation support from CH-47 Chinook helicopters and C-130 cargo aircraft to transport civilian fire teams.

Another about 800 National Guard service members are on the ground to ensure fires do not restart after Cal Fire has put them out..

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