California Statewide Fire Summary
October 29, 2020
October 28, 2020
Nearly 5,000 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Red Flag Warnings across the state have been lifted, providing some relief in weather conditions. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions, all were contained.
Seasonable weather conditions will persist across California today, as Red Flag Warnings have expired. In Northern California, gusty offshore winds from northern foothills to the coast will continue and gradually diminish into the afternoon. In Southern California, Santa Ana winds are expected to be light, however, gusts up to 20-25 mph are possible in some locations. High pressure building over much of California will lead to a warming trend through the weekend, with temperatures warming to 10-15 degrees above normal Saturday through Monday, with temperatures in the 90's across the valley of Southern California.
With no significant rainfall in sight, California remains dry and ripe for wildfires. All Californians are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts in case a fire or other emergency occurs in their area. Residents can sign up for the alerts in each county by visiting http://www.calalerts.org/signup.html, and can learn more about other ways to be ready for any emergency by visiting http://www.ReadyForWildfire.org.