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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
522 PM PDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...Damaging winds in the Mountains and Deserts through this
evening...

.A deep low pressure system over the Great Basin will generate
very strong westerly winds through this evening over the
mountains and deserts. Wind gusts over 60 mph will continue with
some damage to trees and utility systems. Blinding dust and sand
will occur in areas over the deserts. The winds will diminish and
turn northerly late tonight but remain gusty through Friday.

CAZ055-056-058-061-062-065-310600-
/O.CON.KSGX.HW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-170331T0600Z/
San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-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, Indio,
Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country,
La Quinta, Coachella, Borrego Springs, and Desert Hot Springs
522 PM PDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...Sustained west winds of 20 to 40 mph. Peak gusts to
  around 90 mph along mountain tops and desert mountain slopes.
  Gusts up to 70 mph in the Coachella Valley and San Diego County
  desert.

* TIMING...now through this evening. The strongest winds are
  expected to occur through 9 PM this evening.

* LOCATION...From the mountain tops to the desert floor.

* VISIBILITY...Severe restrictions of a quarter of a mile or
  less in blowing dust and sand at times in the deserts.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous travel conditions at times due to low
  visibility in blowing sand and dust, and sudden, strong cross-
  winds. Difficult travel for high-profile vehicles, especially
  Big Rigs which are prone to toppling. Minor structural and
  tree damage possible.

* REPORTS...At 413 PM a wind gust of 66 mph was recorded at Palm
  Springs Regional Airport.

* OUTLOOK...Winds will turn northerly tonight and be quite gusty
  from the northern Coachella Valley and through the Cajon Pass,
  but not as strong. Gusty northerly winds Friday morning will
  decrease in the afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring.  Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

&&

$$
Gregoria




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