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Wind Advisory in effect for Coachella Valley and Riverside County Mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Coachella Valley and Riverside County Mountains through Sunday at 3 am. Low pressure in the Pacific Northwest will bring gusty westerly winds up to 50 mph Saturday evening. Sunday morning the winds will shift to easterly as high pressure builds in the area. Wind gusts for the Coachella Valley are expected to peak Sunday morning. Blowing dust and sand is possible.

The full text from the National Weather Service is copied below:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA1258 PM PST SAT NOV 22 2014…STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS THISAFTERNOON AND EVENING……MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING SUNDAY THROUGHTUESDAY….STRENGTHENING ONSHORE FLOW FROM A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVINGINLAND THROUGH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE GREAT BASIN WILLCREATE GUSTY WEST WINDS OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS THISAFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ONSHORE FLOW FROM THESYSTEM WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH EARLY SUNDAY AND TRANSITION TOOFFSHORE FLOW SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY ACROSS COASTAL MOUNTAINSLOPES…COASTAL FOOTHILLS AND WESTERN VALLEYS. STRONGEST EAST TONORTHEAST ARE EXPECTED ON TUESDAY…WITH CONDITIONS SLOWLYIMPROVING THROUGH FRIDAY.CAZ056-058-061-062-230600-/O.CON.KSGX.WI.Y.0052.141123T0200Z-141123T1100Z/RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-1258 PM PST SAT NOV 22 2014…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AMPST SUNDAY…* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.* TIMING…WINDS STRENGTHENING THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.* LOCATION…ALONG DESERT MOUNTAIN SLOPES INTO ADJACENT DESERT AREAS.* VISIBILITY…IN THE DESERTS LOCALLY REDUCED IN BLOWING DUST AND SAND AT TIMES.* IMPACTS…STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND LOCALIZED BLOWING DUST.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDSTHIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGHPROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.&&$$JJT

KESQ News Team

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