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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Santa Ana wind gusts will pass through Southern California

The Santa Ana wind will blow across much of Southern California starting Friday morning and continuing through Saturday, which could create dangerous driving conditions for trucks and other high-end vehicles.

“Northeast winds will pick up on Friday morning in the Los Angeles Highlands and the Los Angeles / Ventura valleys, then quickly spread along the corridors of Highway 14 and Highway 126 into the valleys and coastal areas with possible gusts of up to 45 mph.” National Weather reports. Service.

“Additional sea flow and overhead support from Friday evening through early Saturday will result in gusts of up to 60 mph or more in some locations, especially in the mountains and higher parts of the Los Angeles / Ventura valleys. Peak winds are expected to occur between midnight and 8 am Saturday, but only slightly weaker in the morning. ”

National Weather Service

The NWS has issued wind guidelines that run from Friday 9:00 am to Saturday 3:00 pm for the Los Angeles County Mountains; from 11:00 Friday to 15:00 Saturday for the recreation area of ​​the Santa Monica Mountains and the Valleys of Santa Clarita and San Fernando; and from 1:00 pm Friday to 3:00 pm Saturday for the coastal area, including downtown Los Angeles.

Forecasters said the coastal zone will experience winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, while in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys winds will be 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

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“Gusty winds will blow loose objects and make driving difficult, especially for large vehicles,” forecasters said.

Wind guidelines have also been issued for the valleys and mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the Inland Empire, and cities including Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, Moreno Valley, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big -Bear City. , Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, Idillwild Pine Cove, Banning and Desert Hot Springs. The recommendation will be in effect from 11:00 Friday to 15:00 Saturday, with a northeast wind of 15-20 miles per hour expected with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

Windy weather could last until Sunday, according to the NWS.

Strong winds are not expected to trigger any red flags or fire warnings due to expected humidity levels of 25% or more and recent rainfall.

No warnings were in effect for Orange County, where winds are expected to be calm in the morning, 5 mph in the afternoon and 5 to 10 mph on Saturday.

There was also no recommendation for the San Gabriel Valley and mountains, where winds are predicted to blow at 5 to 10 mph on Friday and 10 to 15 mph from the northeast on Saturday with gusts of up to 20 miles per hour.

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