Santa Ana winds to critical fire weather on Thanksgiving

Hot Santa Ana winds are expected to return to parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties late Wednesday and blow through the Thanksgiving holiday, bringing dry conditions and powerful gusts that could increase the threat of wildfires as well as spur power outages, weather officials warned Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning — meaning critical fire weather conditions — beginning early Thursday and lasting through 11 a.m. Friday for the mountains and valleys of western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County as well as for the Malibu coastal strip and Ventura coastal plains.

“The combination of these gusty winds and very low humidity will very likely lead to at least six to 12 hours of widespread critical fire weather conditions,” the National…

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