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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
922 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

...STRONG AND GUSTY WEST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS
FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.A STRONG TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING THROUGH SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA WILL BRING STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS TO
THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

CAZ055-056-058-060>062-251300-
/O.CON.KSGX.HW.A.0006.140426T0300Z-140427T0600Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
922 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH...GUSTING TO 65
  MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 70 MPH OR GREATER ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MORE
  WIND-PRONE AREAS.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING FRIDAY EVENING...
  PEAKING FRIDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...STRONGEST ALONG MOUNTAIN RIDGE TOPS AND ON ADJACENT
  DESERT SLOPES...AS WELL AS FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COACHELLA
  VALLEY AND FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED AT TIMES BY BLOWING SAND AND DUST IN THE
  DESERTS.

* IMPACTS...THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
  MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED
  ALONG 1-10 IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AND I-8 THROUGH THE SAN DIEGO
  COUNTY MOUNTAINS. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND OTHER DEBRIS.

* OUTLOOK...WINDS WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
  BUT REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH SUNDAY 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.

&&

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