High Wind Watch in San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
March 29, 2017, 1:37:00 PM to March 31, 2017, 4:00:00 AM
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
137 PM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017
...Strong Westerly Winds in the Mountains and Deserts Thursday
Afternoon and Evening...
.A deep low pressure trough over the Pacific Northwest today will
move rapidly southeast toward the Great Basin Thursday. This
trough will bring strong westerly winds over the mountains and
deserts from Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.
San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-Apple and Lucerne Valleys-
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, Victorville,
Hesperia, Apple Valley, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City,
Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, Coachella,
Borrego Springs, and Desert Hot Springs
137 PM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
* WINDS...Westerly 20 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH near the
desert slopes and foothills.
* TIMING...Winds increasing Thursday morning and becoming strong
and gusty in the afternoon. Strongest winds Thursday evening.
Winds will switch to north Thursday night.
* LOCATION...The higher mountains and deserts with strongest winds
on the desert slopes and near the desert foothills in the
Coachella Valley and the San Diego County Deserts.
* VISIBILITY...Blowing dust and sand will reduce visibility at
times to as low as 1 mile.
* 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. Minor
structural and tree damage possible.
* OUTLOOK...Gusty northerly winds through Friday morning in the
northern Coachella Valley, the Cajon Pass, parts of the Inland
Empire and the Santa Ana Mountains.
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
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