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High Surf, Red Flag and Wind Warnings in Weekend Forecast

Fire-weather conditions expected until noon Sunday



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    A red flag warning set to expire on Saturday was extended to Sunday as strong winds whipped across the East County.

    Mountain areas have seen some gusting in the 30 to 40 mph range, and dew points are extremely low.  The combination of high wind and low humidity make fire danger a legitimate concern for another day, according to NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe

    The red flag warning to was set to be in effect until 12 p.m. Sunday as dry weather conditions in mountain and valley areas, posing a risk of wildfires.

    Sunday may be slightly cooler than Saturday, but still above normal.  Coastal areas will range from the upper 60s to mid 70s, and some inland spots could get into the 80s.

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    Dry temperatures and gusty winds prompted a red flag warning over the weekend in anticipation of fire weather, according to the National Weather service. Chris Chan reports.
    (Published Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012)

    Monday should bring a return of some onshore flow, possibly a return of the marine layer and a few clouds.

    The unusual weather made some of the most mundane tasks challenging in places like Alpine where residents like Steven Dolan felt mother nature's wrath.

    "In our home we felt like we were gonna be in the Wizard of Oz," said Dolan, "[As if] our home was gonna blow away and all of a sudden we were gonna see Dorothy and the wicked witch right by us."

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