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Updated high wind warning

from the National Weather Service

Posted: October 26, 2012 9:21 a.m.
Updated: October 26, 2012 9:21 a.m.
 

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA906 AM PDT FRI OCT 26 2012...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY IN MUCH OFVENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES....

STRONG AND GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY... WITHWEAKER OFFSHORE WINDS CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY. THESE WINDS WILLMOSTLY BE FOCUSED ACROSS VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES WITH DAMAGINGWIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THESANTA MONICA RANGE. WHILE THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTEDTODAY...

WIND ADVISORIES MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED INTO SATURDAY.WINDS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DOWNED POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBSACROSS WIND PRONE LOCATIONS. A RED FLAG WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECTFOR MUCH OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES DUE TO THE EXTREMEFIRE DANGER THAT THIS WIND EVENT BRINGS TO THE REGION.

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANTA CLARITA...NEWHALL...VALENCIA906 AM PDT FRI OCT 26 2012...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING...* WINDS AND TIMING...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.*

IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS COULD MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 14 CORRIDORS. STRONG WINDS COULD KNOCK DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES AND POSSIBLY PRODUCE PROPERTY DAMAGE.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTEDOR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTSOF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

 

 

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