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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HIGH WIND WATCH: WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA

HIGH WINDS

 WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE WEST SLOPE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA INCLUDING WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY.
TIMING: BECOMING VERY WINDY WEDNESDAY...AND CONTINUING INTO THURSDAY.
WINDS: AREAS NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH...AND 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH OVER REMOTE RIDGES. 
IMPACTS: POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS. 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 60 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Area: WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY / LASSEN PARK - WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA

Affected Counties or parts of: Yuba, Plumas, Yolo, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Sierra, Alpine, Shasta, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sacramento, Placer, Solano, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Lake, Tehama, Nevada

Sent: 2011-11-29T04:02:53-08:00
Original Sender: KSTO@nwws.oes.ca.gov

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