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High Wind Warning in effect for surrounding mountain areas

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the San Bernardino County Mountains Inland Empire and Santa Ana Mountains through noon Wednesday. The High Wind Warning for the Riverside County Mountains begins Monday at 4 am. Surface high pressure building over the Great Basin will bring periods of strong and gusty Santa Ana winds through Wednesday. Wind gusts could exceed 75 mph.

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

High Wind Warning
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA135 PM PST SUN NOV 23 2014…STRONG GUSTY SANTA WINDS TODAY BELOW THE CAJON PASS AND SANTAANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS…SPREADING SOUTHWARD INTO THEMOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES FOR LATEMONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY….SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING PERIODS OFMODERATE TO STRONG GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. GUSTYSANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE BELOW THE CAJON PASS AND IN THESANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS TODAY. GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDSWILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT…BUT CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. FORLATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY…STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDSWILL INTENSIFY FOR THE MOUNTAINS…FOOTHILLS AND COASTAL SLOPES.CAZ042-048-055-057-240600-/O.CON.KSGX.HW.W.0014.000000T0000Z-141126T2000Z/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-135 PM PST SUN NOV 23 2014…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST WEDNESDAY…* WINDS…AREAS OF NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TONIGHT AND MONDAY. MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY…NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH AND LOCAL GUSTS OVER 75 MPH. WINDS WILL WEAKEN SLIGHTLY TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…WITH SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH AND LOCAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.* LOCATION…STRONGEST GUSTS BELOW THE CAJON PASS AND IN THE SANTA MOUNTAINS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…AND BELOW THE BANNING PASS FOR LATE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.* TIMING…STRONGEST WINDS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…AND THEN AGAIN FOR LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AND LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.* IMPACTS…BROKEN TREE LIMBS…DEBRIS ON ROADWAYS…ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE…MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS.* OUTLOOK…THE WINDS WILL DECREASE ON WEDNESDAY…BUT WILL REMAIN GUSTY IN THE OFFSHORE WIND PRONE AREAS THROUGH THANKSGIVING.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTEDOR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTSOF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.&&$$

KESQ News Team

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