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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HIGH WIND WATCH - SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY - INCLUDING THE CITIES OF  SANTA CLARITA,  NEWHALL,  VALENCIA
 
WINDS AND TIMING: NORTHEAST CANYON WINDS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY...PEAK IN INTENSITY THURSDAY MORNING...DIMINISH A LITTLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND THEN WILL RE-INTENSIFY FRIDAY MORNING. PEAK WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE BELOW FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS.

 IMPACTS: WIND GUSTS THIS STRONG WILL BE ABLE TO TOPPLE TREES AND POWER LINES...BLOW OVER UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS LAWN FUR NATURE...AND CREATE HAZARDOUS CROSS WINDS FOR HIGHER PROFILE VEHICLES.
 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. MAKE A PLAN TO SECURE OR BRING INSIDE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.
Area: SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SANTA CLARITA... NEWHALL... VALENCIA
Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles

Sent: 2011-11-29T04:03:52-08:00 Original Sender: KLOX@nwws.oes.ca.govCalifornia Fire News 2011 

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