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  • Wednesday, October 31, 2007

     

    10/31/07 Santiago Fire: 90% Contained-Santa Ana Winds due back this weekend

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    The Santiago Canyon Fire is 90% contained, however Silverado Canyon still is threatened. The possibility of Santa Ana winds devloping this Friday evening continues to cause concern (see National Weather Service report at the end of this report)

    Santiago Current Situation from
    InciWeb:

    Current Situation:

    Containment lines continue to be reinforced. Fire fighters made good progress today due to cooler temperatures and increased humidity.

    The Silverado Canyon community remains threatened by the fire. Retardant drops reinforced fire lines along the Orange/Riverside county border, and provided protection between the fire and structures in upper Silverado Canyon.

    Location: Originated at Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon (Thomas Brothers page 832 A2).
    Mandatory evacuations: A mandatory evacuation remains in place for Silverado Canyon.

    Evacuation centers: El Modena High School.

    Road Closures: Silverado Canyon Road remains closed at Sanitago Canyon.


    National Weather Forecast

    FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    155 PM PDT WED OCT 31 2007

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY FOR LOW
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND OFFSHORE WINDS...

    .DISCUSSION...
    WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WITH A SHALLOW MARINE LAYER WILL CONTINUE
    SIMILAR WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP
    FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE
    HUMIDITY WILL DECREASE GREATLY ON SATURDAY AND OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
    BE 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH IN THE WINDIEST SPOTS THROUGH
    AND BELOW MOUNTAIN PASSES AND CANYONS. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DECREASE
    LATER SATURDAY. SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW DURING
    THE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW
    DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. HUMIDITY WILL BE HIGHER ONLY
    SLIGHTLY DURING THE DAYS...BUT WITH BETTER RECOVERIES AT NIGHT.

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