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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
850 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NEAR AND BELOW THE CAJON AND SAN
GORGONIO PASSES...THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND COASTAL
FOOTHILLS...THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND
FOOTHILLS...

.BUILDING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL
GENERATE MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS ACROSS THE
REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. SANTA ANA WIND-
PRONE PASSES AND CANYONS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HIGHEST
GUSTS OF 65 MPH OR MORE. THESE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN MONDAY
EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY. THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO HAVE STRONG
WINDS ARE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE INLAND EMPIRE BELOW THE
CAJON PASS AND IN INLAND ORANGE COUNTY...INCLUDING THE SANTA ANA
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

CAZ048-050-055>058-065-554-071300-
/O.CON.KSGX.HW.A.0002.160207T2200Z-160208T2200Z/
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN GORGONIO PASS NEAR BANNING-
ORANGE COUNTY INLAND AREAS-
850 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 65 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS INCREASING THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY...PEAKING
  SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING...THEN WEAKENING INTO
  TUESDAY.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND FOOTHILLS AND
  BELOW FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS

* VISIBILITY...LOCALLY REDUCED IN BLOWING DUST

* IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DEBRIS ON
  ROADWAYS .

* OUTLOOK...WINDS OF ADVISORY STRENGTH MAY DEVELOP EARLIER ON
  SUNDAY IN SOME WIND-PRONE AREAS AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY
  MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

MAXWELL



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