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Santa Ana Winds Say 'Happy New Year' with More Fire Weather

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Feel the change in the weather? Humidity is dropping, the temperature is rising and the winds are a-coming. The National Weather Service issued a red flag alert, which tells firefighters that critical fire weather conditions are coming, for tomorrow noon through Sunday afternoon. Winds are expected to gust up to 70 mph or more through out the Los Angeles and Ventura County region. “Anytime we have gusts over 60 mph, very significant trees can get blown over, power lines can get blown over and we could see some structure damages as well,” the NWS told the LA Times. “It will be very dry and very windy, and we’ve already put the fire authorities on high alert.” As of 4 p.m., the LA Fire Department had not called for any Red Flag Parking restrictions.