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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wx Alert: HIGH WIND WATCH / Santa Ana Wind Event

HIGH WIND WATCH
Very strong Santa Ana wind Event possible Thursday and Friday...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH...

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 



AREA: VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS - LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 

WINDS AND TIMING: NORTH TO 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 70 TO 80 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH AND 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 FURNITURE...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.

 Instruction: A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE DOWN THE CALIFORNIA NEVADA STATE LINE OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY. AT THE SAME TIME STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE GREAT BASIN. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT THESE TWO SYSTEMS WILL ALIGN IN A WAY FAVORABLE FOR A VERY STRONG OFFSHORE WIND EVENT STARTING LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND LASTING INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND EVENT.

  Area: VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... LOCKWOOD VALLEY... MOUNT PINOS... ACTON... MOUNT WILSON... SANDBERG

 Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles

Sent: 2011-11-29T04:03:51-08:00 Original Sender: KLOX@nwws.oes.ca.gov
California Fire News 2011 

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