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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
200 AM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...Strong Westerly Winds Possible for the Mountains and deserts...

.A rapidly developing storm system over the Great Basin will
force strong westerly winds over the mountains and deserts from
Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.

CAZ055-056-058-060>062-065-292100-
/O.CON.KSGX.HW.A.0005.170330T1900Z-170331T1100Z/
San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-Apple and Lucerne Valleys-
Coachella Valley-San Diego County Deserts-
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
Big Bear Lake, Wrightwood, Julian, Pine Valley, Victorville,
Hesperia, Apple Valley, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City,
Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, Coachella,
Borrego Springs, and Desert Hot Springs
200 AM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...Westerly 30 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH near the
  desert slopes and foothills.

* TIMING...Winds increasing Thursday morning and becoming quite
  strong and gusty in the afternoon. Strongest winds Thursday evening.
  Winds will switch to northerly Thursday night and could remain
  strong through early Friday morning.

* LOCATION...The higher mountains and deserts with strongest winds on
  the desert slopes and near the desert foothills.

* VISIBILITY...Blowing dust and sand will reduce visibility at
  times to as low as 1 mile.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous travel conditions at times due to low
  visibility in blowing sand and dust, debris on roadways, and
  sudden, strong cross-winds. Difficult travel for high-profile
  vehicles. Minor structural and tree damage possible.

* OUTLOOK...Winds turning northerly Thursday night and remaining
  strong in some areas, but then decreasing on Friday.

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.

&&

$$

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