Wind and Heat danger continues

Wind and Heat danger continues

The National Weather Service weather warnings for San Diego County continue today. A Heat Advisory and Red Flag Warning regarding high danger of wildfires both remain in effect until 5 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 25. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 2 p.m. today.

Expect high temperatures between 95 and 100 degrees, and east winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph through canyons.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Miramar and Santee hit 102 degrees, which were the hottest temperatures in the country, according to the National Weather Service.

Some fires were reported around San Diego County. A fire broke out just south of SR-78 between Ramona and Julian, northeast of San Diego Country Estates at mid-morning. Wind conditions were critical with east-northeast winds gusting 35-45 mph, and single digit humidity.

A fire, possibly sparked by a transformer, was extinguished in San Marcos early this morning. A brush fire next to SR-94 started at about 6:20 a.m. this morning and was extinguished by firefighters as a nearby apartment complex was evacuated.

Multiple brush fires are burning in northern Baja across the U.S. border.

Wind Advisory: winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in sporadic power outages. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

Heat Advisory: High temperatures are expected between 93 and 97 degrees for inland San Diego County.

Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

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