Santa Ana winds bring high gusts, increased fire danger to Ventura County

Santa Ana winds blew through Ventura County on Wednesday, bringing high winds that heightened the risk of fire danger for the area.A Red Flag Warni...

November 17, 2022
12:16 AM

Santa Ana winds blew through Ventura County on Wednesday, bringing high winds that heightened the risk of fire danger for the area.A Red Flag Warning was in place countywide through 7 p.m. Wednesday due to the heightened winds, which reached gusts of over 70 mph in parts of the county, according to the National Weather Service."The winds have been pretty much on target," said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with at the agency's Oxnard office.As of 11 a.m., the highest gusts in Ventura County have been in the east county, including 75 mph winds at Boney Mountain in the Santa Monica Mountains, 70 mph in eastern Simi Valley and 54 mph in Newbury Park along Wendy Drive.

Jeremy Childs