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Winds, Temps in the 70s, Christmas!

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Making sure that many have a safe holiday, fire fighters will be on watch because of SoCal's low humidity and high winds, a perfect mixture for wildfire. As of this posting, the Los Angeles Fire Department has not issued a Red Flag Warning.

Mountain and pass areas should expect 25-30 mph winds with "gusts up to 60 mph or more..."

In the coastal mountains, the winds will be lighter, about 15-25 mph, with gusts up to about 35 mph. In the local valleys and inland areas, including the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges, the winds could cause damage, according to the Weather Service. The offshore winds will bring warmer temperatures, thanks to the compressional heating that occurs as winds out of the high desert drop into the Los Angeles Basin. Highs across the metro area are forecast to be in the 70s on Christmas Eve and Christmas. [CBS2]

The LAFD is also
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warning of home candle fires citing that nationwide, December has nearly twice the number of incidents than on an average month with Christmas Day, Eve and New Year's Day spiking the charts. Stay safe and a happy one to you!

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