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    Downed trees and possible power outages. Thanksgiving in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties kicked off with a red flag warning and hot, dry gusts of Santa Ana winds that are expected to peak Thursday afternoon and taper out by Friday morning. A high wind advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. for the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, the Ventura valleys, as well as for the Santa Monica and Los Angeles County mountains. Winds are expected to gust as high as 60 to 75 mph in more mountainous areas, with one particularly windy hotspot between Santa Clarita and Burbank — known as the Magic Mountain Truck Trail — already hitting 91 mph as of 8 a.m. Thursday. Wind conditions, even after they’ve peaked, are expected to remain fairly gusty until 11 a.m. Friday. Weather officials advised fire-prone communities to remain alert. “The fire danger will exist through tomorrow,” said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “Even though the winds will be peaking today and gradually decreasing through tomorrow, they’ll still be...
    Another Santa Ana wind event is expected to batter Los Angeles and Ventura counties Friday evening into Saturday, and combined with low relative humidity, could bring extreme wildfire risk to the region. Santa Anas, easterly winds that develop because of high pressure over the Great Basin, such as the Nevada and Utah area, typically come in from the northeast and pass over the mountain slopes into the Los Angeles area, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning has been issued by the weather service from 10 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Saturday for the L.A. County mountains, where winds are expected to reach 35 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph. The winds have the potential to blow down large objects, such as power lines and trees, and trigger power outages. The event is expected to peak Saturday morning, with strong winds lingering into Sunday. Winds are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph in the Santa Clarita Valley, while the San Fernando Valley and the eastern...
    Southern California will be buffeted by back-to-back Santa Ana wind events this week, bringing an elevated fire risk to parts of the region. The National Weather Service office in Oxnard expects the first round of high winds and low humidity to hit Los Angeles and Ventura counties overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. A second round is possible Saturday. Although the region was hit by record rainfall last week, not all areas received significant precipitation, said Lisa Phillips, a meteorologist with the Oxnard office. Wednesday’s winds will dry out grasses, and the second round will further dry fuels, Phillips said, priming them for potential fires. “Some areas did get quite a bit of rain, but we have to get at least 4 inches to officially end fire season,” she said. “We’re not there yet, unfortunately.” California Second body found in Ontario wash after storm swept away about 10 people last week A second body has been found in the wash in Ontario after about 10 people were swept down a storm drain during Tuesday’s record-breaking rain,...
    Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are expected to continue throughout the week in Southern California, potentially sparking fire weather conditions in some areas, forecasters said Sunday. Residents should prepare for gusty winds Tuesday to Thursday with a slight pause before another round of strong gusts Saturday and Sunday, said Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. They are expected to be the strongest Santa Ana wind conditions so far this season. “It’s going to be a pretty impressive event,” Thompson said. Residents should brace themselves for downed trees, power outages and fire weather issues in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, he said. Widespread wind gusts are expected to begin Tuesday morning and reach 35 to 55 mph across most of the region. Gusts up to 70 mph are possible in mountain passes and canyons, Thompson said. Winds will begin to die down Thursday afternoon. A lull is expected for Friday before winds pick up again Saturday into Sunday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s throughout the week while dry conditions persist, he...
    (CNN)When a sudden, violent and cold gust of wind sweeps down from the mountains, you know the williwaws have arrived. And if bora winds are in the forecast, make sure to set your clothes out to dry along with your prosciutto. Haven't heard of williwaw and bora winds before? Maybe you know them by other names, such as Chinook, Santa Ana or zonda? They are all forms of katabatic winds, and in many cases, they can be very dangerous. Katabatic means "going downhill" in Greek. Katabatic winds are created by air flowing downhill, usually along a mountainous region. These winds are generally divided into warm and cold categories. The warm ones are known as foehn winds (such as Chinook, Santa Ana, and zondas). The cold ones are known as fall winds (such as williwaws and boras).But don't let the difference in temperatures fool you, because they can both reach hurricane-force intensity, leading to damage.Read MoreWilliwaw and bora winds"A williwaw is a sudden burst of wind descending from high terrain down to sea level, usually along coastlines at high latitudes," Alan...
    If you feel like we've been experiencing an unusually high number of Santa Ana wind events for this time of year, officials with the National Weather Service say you're right.Historically, Santa Ana wind events start to occur in the month of September, happen most frequently in December, and tend to wane as we approach spring.But for the month of February, an NWS official said at least a portion of Southern California was under a wind warning or wind advisory for all but three days of the month.Why is this happening?One expert believes the answer might lie in the fact that we're not in an El Niño weather pattern right now.Marilyn Raphael, a professor of geography at UCLA, has crunched the numbers over approximately 60 years. She said the data suggests that late in winter, Southern Californians tend to experience more instances of Santa Ana wind events in non-El Niño years."We have fewer events, and they don't last as long," said Raphael about the number of wind events in El Niño years.According to statistics she's compiled, in the month of March,...
    Santa Ana winds are continuing to sweep through Southern California and a high wind warning remains in effect until Monday, according to forecasters. Cold winds blowing from the northeast with gusts of up to 60 mph in the Santa Monica Mountains and some inland areas of Los Angeles County are expected to peak by 2 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Lancaster and Palmdale are likely to see strong winds. “I know some of you are tired of this pattern, if I could change it I would,” the NWS tweeted Saturday afternoon. “Yes, more #SantaAnaWinds. Winds pick up tonight, peaking Sun AM. As offshore winds continue & high pressure builds in, temps will rise to the 80s by mid week. Windy again Tue p.m. - Thurs.” Downed trees and power outages are likely in the Santa Monica Mountains area, officials said. Gusty winds are expected to affect Interstate 5, Highway 14, Kanan Road, Malibu Canyon, Topanga and Decker Canyon roads. Some valley areas will experience winds of up to 35 mph and gusts up to 55 mph.,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to return to parts of the Southland Friday and continue into the weekend. The National Weather Service issued another set of wind advisories that began at 10 p.m. Thursday and gradually expanded around the L.A. area overnight. READ MORE: Compton Man Believed To Have Posed As Ridesharing App Driver Arrested In Long Beach Sexual AssaultThe most recent rounds of advisories included: — the Los Angeles County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, from 10 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Northeast winds 25 mph to 40 mph, with gusts to 55 mph, were in the forecast — following a more severe high wind warning that expired Thursday; — the Santa Clarita Valley, from 2 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday, with winds 20 mph to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph; — the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, from 2 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday, with winds 20 mph to 30 mph and gusts to 50 mph; — the San Fernando Valley, from 2 a.m. Friday to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gusty Santa Ana winds returned to the Southland Tuesday evening and are expected to continue on and off through the weekend. Blustery conditions in Fontana, Calif. Feb. 2, 2022. (OnSceneTV) This marks the third Santa Ana wind event in just the past 10 days. Although, this Santa Ana wind event is not expected to cause as much damage as the Jan. 27 windstorm, which downed trees in several areas. Early Wednesday morning, wind gusts near Pepperdine University were already at 40 miles per hour. In Saugus and Van Nuys they had hit 29 mph, and in Porter Ranch, 31 mph. Winds were also gusting in the San Bernardino County city of Fontana. The National Weather Service has a high wind warning in place through noon Thursday for the L.A. County mountains and foothills, excluding the Santa Monica range, and much of the Inland Empire, include the cities of Riverside, Fontana and San Bernardino. Northeast winds of up to 60 mph are possible. “People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches,” according...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Santa Ana winds are returning to the Southland starting Tuesday evening and are expected to continue through Thursday morning. The winds are expected to be most severe in the L.A. County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range. READ MORE: Deputy-Involved Shooting At Home In Rancho CucamongaOn Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the affected areas of the L.A. mountains, starting at 10 p.m. through noon Thursday. Northeast winds of 35 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph are forecasted for the area. “People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches,” according to the weather service. “If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.” READ MORE: Rep. Karen Bass Raises Most Money In 2022 LA Mayoral Election So FarLess-severe high wind advisories were in place from 10 p.m. Tuesday through noon Thursday for the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, the L.A. County...
    SYLMAR (CBSLA) — No one was hurt after two large trees came crashing down onto the same property in Sylmar late Thursday night amid a powerful Santa Ana wind event. Jan. 28, 2022. (CBSLA) The first tree fell into the road at around 11:30 p.m. from the property of a home in the 13400 block of West Aldergrove Street, according to Los Angeles police. About one hour later, the second tree fell into the driveway of the same property. The homeowner told CBSLA that the property’s gate and part of the driveway were damaged. The homeowner added that he had asked the city and his insurance company to help remove one of the trees following last week’s Santa Ana wind event because it had been leaning. Crews were on scene early Friday morning working to remove the two fallen trees. Last weekend, a powerful Santa Ana win event knocked out power to thousands of people and felled trees across the Southland, causing serious damage. In Ontario, a tree fell on a two-story home, trapping three people inside. A semi-truck in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A wind advisory remains in effect until Friday afternoon for parts of Southern California as another round of Santa Ana winds makes its way toward the region.Certain areas will see 35 mph wind gusts, but they'll start to clear out by the weekend.Friday will be pretty warm in Los Angeles and Orange counties before the temperatures start to drop this weekend and next week. Temperatures will reach a high of 73 degrees and will dip to 47 at night.The valleys and Inland Empire will also be warm on Friday. Temperatures will reach a high of 73 degrees, but some clouds will bring those temps back down on Saturday to 68.Beaches will also see wind gusts, but will be a fairly beautiful day on Friday. Temperatures will reach a high of 72 degrees and will dip to 50 at night.In the mountain communities, Friday will be partly sunny, reaching a high of 47 degrees. There is a small chance of rain on Saturday.Deserts will see temperatures in the high 50s on Friday and will drop to 21...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — After a brief hiatus that spanned just about two days, the Santa Ana winds are set to make another appearance throughout the Southland, beginning on Thursday evening. A previous Santa Ana wind movement struck over the weekend, causing severe amounts of damage in several communities, most notably Claremont, where many residents had school and work canceled, while thousands went without power for the greater part of two days. READ MORE: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Damage To Houses, TreesNow, meteorologists are once again predicting that the winds will return, bringing dangerous driving conditions and the potential for more damage in the form of downed trees and tree limbs. A wind advisory has been placed into effect, set to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. It will continue through 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon for the Los Angeles County and Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, and the coastal areas, including Downtown Los Angeles. READ MORE: Southland Regions Impacted By Fallout From Winter StormsThe National Weather Service warned that, “The strongest winds...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Another round of Santa Ana winds will gust through the Southland beginning Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday. A wind advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Los Angeles County mountains, and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. READ MORE: 2 Arrested In Drive-By Shooting That Killed Damian Preciado As He Drove With A Baby In RiversideWinds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph in the mountains and 45 mph in the valleys. In Orange County, a wind advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday in inland areas and in the Santa Ana Mountains and foothills. READ MORE: UCLA Student Punched, Robbed In De Neve Plaza For Property He Was SellingThe areas could see gusts of up to 50 mph, mainly in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. Gusty winds can blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Santa Ana winds returned to parts of the Southland Thursday ahead of even stronger gusts anticipated for Friday and Saturday. Wind advisories were in place until 6 p.m. Thursday for the Los Angeles County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, as well as for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. READ MORE: Shawn Smith Charged In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer Inside Hancock Park Furniture StoreMeanwhile, Orange County inland areas were under an advisory until 4 p.m. Thursday. A more serious high wind warning will take effect at 3 p.m. Friday in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys and the Los Angeles County Mountains. The warnings will remain in effect until 3 p.m. Saturday. READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Claimed 'Responsibility' For Gabby Petito's Death In Notebook, FBI saysWind advisories will be in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday for the Los Angeles coastal region, including downtown, and the San Gabriel Valley. Forecasters said the winds could be “strong and potentially damaging.” MORE NEWS: VP Kamala Harris Visits San...
    Santa Ana winds with gusts between 50 and 70 mph will whip through Southern California starting Friday afternoon and peak overnight across most of the region, but a wet winter has dampened the risk for potential wildfires. The high winds are due in Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting around 3 p.m. on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning will remain in effect until 3 p.m. on Saturday in both counties and up until 6 p.m. in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The strong winds bring the potential for fires, downed trees, powerlines and other debris. In the higher canyons and the western portion of the San Gabriel Mountains, isolated wind gusts could reach up to 80 mph, officials said. Coastal Orange County will see gusts reach 45 mph and the San Diego mountains and valleys will see gusts of up to 55 mph, said the weather service. “This one is going to be a little stronger than our regular Santa Ana winds,” said meteorologist Mike Wofford with the National Weather Service, Los Angeles...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The return of Santa Ana winds will hit the Southland late Saturday and be a factor in our weather until Monday. The Bond Fire driven by high winds burns the hillsides west of Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon on Thursday, December 3, 2020. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) READ MORE: Family Of James Vargas Holds Vigil For Father Shot And Killed Last WeekThe Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. It will be in effect for most of Southern California from 9 a.m. on Sunday until 3 p.m. on Monday. Northeast to east Santa Ana winds will increase late Saturday night and into Sunday. Peak winds are expected Sunday morning and afternoon. During the peak, CBSLA meteorologist Alex Biston is forecasting wind gusts from 35 – 55 mph, with isolated gusts up to 60 mph in some mountain and foothill locations. Winds will continue into Monday morning, but speeds will be 10-15 mph less than Sunday. Humidity will fall between 8-15 percent, so very...
    For a Southern California reader to see that a Southern California writer is writing about the Santa Ana winds is like, well, learning that Dan Brown is writing about secret religious conspiracies, or that John Grisham’s new book goes on and on about a brilliant young lawyer tested by opportunity and ethics: OK, OK, we get it. The Santa Anas are a toll that our putative paradise makes us pay. They blow hot. They even blow cold. They may or may not incline us to murder, or migraines, or at least a seasonal snappishness. They scour the sky until it’s so high-res that you think you can make out individual pines on the ridgeline at Mt. Wilson, which looks no farther away than the end of the street. What else do you need to know? Even more, I would suggest. Like a little fact-finding and a little myth-busting as the Santa Ana season begins. At its outermost sprawl, it runs from Labor Day to Lent, but it does its worst in September and October. Like earthquakes, these winds have built...
    Powerful Santa Ana winds gusting through Southern California have closed the Disneyland vaccination site and triggered wind and ash advisories, officials said. Gusts up to 55 mph are expected in coastal and valley areas, with 60- to 75-mph blasts in the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Monica counties, National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet said. Winds in Oxnard, where Sweet is based, were clocked at 84 mph, he said. The forecast prompted the closure of the COVID-19 vaccination at Disneyland, Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett tweeted. Heavy winds could topple the large white tents set up in the theme park’s parking lots. This isn’t the first time heavy winds or inclement weather has shuttered the vaccination supersite. In January, strong winds forced a two-day closure at the Anaheim site. And last week, supply delays caused by severe weather across parts of the U.S. led Orange County officials to close many vaccination centers, including the one at Disneyland. More than 600,000 vaccines have been distributed in Orange County, according to The Times tracker. Over the last seven...
    BLOOMINGTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Strong winds made conditions difficult for firefighters battling a blaze that damaged at least three structures in the Bloomington area of San Bernardino County.Firefighters said the blaze initially started around 12:30 a.m. as a bush on fire and quickly spread as winds fanned flames. When fire crews arrived, strong winds blew embers across the neighborhood, which created several spot fires.Two homes located in a compound surrounded by vegetation were damaged and one home was destroyed in the fire, according to fire officials. It is unclear if the homes were unoccupied at the time. No injuries were reported.The fire was knocked down several hours later, but fire crews continued to search the community for hot spots amid erratic winds.A high-wind warning is in effect until noon Thursday for the San Bernardino and Riverside County valleys and Inland Empire, with winds northeast winds 20 to 40 mph and gusts to 70 mph."The winds will increase from the north and the northeast overnight, and peak Thursday morning over the northern areas favoring Santa Ana winds in Orange, San Bernardino...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Strong Santa Ana winds are forecast to return to Southern California Wednesday night. A high wind watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Monica, Ventura County, Los Angeles county mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night through Thursday. Gusts between 55 and 75 mph are expected during the peak of this latest wind event on Thursday morning. READ MORE: LA City Council Gives Preliminary Approves $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers Moderate to Strong #SantaAnaWinds expected Wednesday night through Friday, focused over #LosAngeles and #Ventura Counties. Gusts between 55-75 mph during early Thursday peak. Stay safe out there. #cawx pic.twitter.com/9EaXXhBdfM — NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 24, 2021 READ MORE: Fans Missing Disneyland Can Buy Tickets To Dine At California Adventure Park Starting March 18 “Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines,” according to the NWS. “Power outages are possible. Travel coud be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.” Forecasters said the wind could create hazardous conditions on the ocean, including around Catalina...
    A remote-controlled glider sent flying off Parker Mountain in California has reached a speed of 548 miles per hour - breaking the dynamic soaring speed world record. The pilot, Joe Wurts, tossed the unpowered 'drone' over the side of the mountain and watched it gain speed using wind as its propulsion system. As the glider looped back and around, it let out a sound similar to that of a giant airplane as if it were to fly directly overhead. The crew watched the glider whip through the sky, counting every increased speed until it hit the record breaking 548 miles per hour, which is 3 more miles per hour than the previous. A remote-controlled glider sent flying off Parker Mountain in California has reached a speed of 548 miles per hour - breaking the dynamic soaring speed world record. The pilot, Joe Wurts, tossed the unpowered 'drone' over the side of the mountain and watched it gain speed using wind as its propulsion system Dynamic soaring (DS) came about in the mid-1990s as a way to power model planes,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Santa Ana winds continued battering parts of the Southland Friday, coupling with low humidity, increasing the danger of wildfires. A red flag warning of critical fire danger conditions took effect at 4 p.m. Thursday for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Los Angeles County mountains, Angeles National Forest and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, along with inland Orange County and the Santa Ana mountains. Related: Wind-Driven Bonita Fire Forces Evacuations In Riverside County Community Of Mountain Center The warning was originally set to expire at 4 p.m. Friday, but the National Weather Service extended it until 4 p.m. Saturday with the possibility of lasting until Sunday. “Strong high pressure aloft and moderate offshore pressure gradients will create periods of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday and possibly into Sunday,” according to the NWS. “The highest fire weather risk will be today (Friday) across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Winds are expected to drop off later this afternoon through the overnight hours, however, the latest computer models indicate low humidities will continue through Saturday with...
    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – Nearly all of Los Angeles and Ventura counties are under a red flag warning Monday and Tuesday because of a Santa Ana wind event which will create dangerous wildfire conditions. The red flag warning took effect at 4 a.m. Monday and will stay in place until 10 p.m. Tuesday. Wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are possible. The windy conditions, low humidity and dry conditions will make for critical wildfire danger. “The Santa Ana winds are expected to peak in strength and coverage Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning when wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph will be likely for the wind favored coastal and valley areas of L.A. and Ventura counties, while damaging gusts of 55 to 70 mph will be possible for the mountains,” the National Weather Service wrote in a statement. This will mark the third such Santa Ana wind event in just the past three weeks. The winds could down trees and power lines, forcing Southern California Edison to potentially implement precautionary public safety shutoffs yet again. On Thanksgiving...
    As many as 76,000 Southern California Edison customers could spend Thanksgiving without power due to elevated wildfire risk, the utility company said Wednesday. Communities from Hemet to Ventura may lose power as part of Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, intended to keep electrical systems from becoming a source of wildfire ignition, as forecasts call for gusty Santa Ana winds and dry conditions across the Southland. The National Weather Service said the powerful wind event is expected to begin Thursday and last through Friday evening. Winds of up to 65 mph could pummel parts of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains and Malibu, according to meteorologist Ryan Kittell of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Santa Ana wind for later this week - Thanksgiving Day through late Friday evening. Strong NE wind gusts across much of LA/VTA Counties and low humidity. This is a cold #SantaAna so highs will be in the 60s to low 70s. #CAwx #SOCal #LAwind pic.twitter.com/BayKEsElFJ— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 24, 2020 “We are expecting the peak...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The wind storm that raked Southern California and whipped up two wildfires in Orange County took out dozens of trees just in Santa Ana, which reported a spike in calls for tree service. (credit: City Of Santa Ana) Strong winds with speeds in the range of 25 to 35 mph and gusts exceeding 50 mph hit Santa Ana on Oct. 26, resulting in the city’s public works maintenance services responding to 258 calls for tree service, city officials said Tuesday. Those calls for services included 31 fallen trees, 53 tree limbs that fell down, and an additional 162 tree work orders. Most of the wind impacts happened in the central and eastern part of Santa Ana, according to officials. City officials say its public works maintenance services team worked throughout the week to clean up streets and sidewalks, and also increased street sweeping services. Downed trees can be reported to the Santa Ana Public Works Agency at (714) 647-3380, email PWADispatchh@santa-ana.org or via the mySantaAna app.
    EASTVALE (CBSLA) — From trees to semi-trucks, neither were a match powerful winds that pummeled the Inland Empire Monday. Strong winds throughout the Inland Empire impacted semi-trucks, downed trees and caused widespread power outages. (CBSLA) “It’s crazy, the wind’s so powerful,” Christine Preciado, an Eastvale resident, said. “I’ve never experienced it like this before.” She and her 8-year-old daughter, Yurissa Atilano, struggled to walk and drive as strong winds made their way through the Southland. “Wobbling and kind of, like, almost falling,” Yurissa said. The pair decided to go shopping due to power outages, caused by the gusty winds and SoCal Edison’s precautionary Public Safety Power Shutoffs initiative to prevent possible sparks from snapped power lines. RELATED: Evacuations Ordered As Blue Ridge Fire Threatens Homes In Yorba Linda “We haven’t had power all morning,” Preciado said. “That’s why we’re out.” From San Bernardino County to Riverside County, gusty winds pelted vehicles with dust and debris — downing trees along the way — and making trash day a messier affair than normal. “The wind is so powerful,” Preciado said. And, for...
    Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts between 50 to 80 mph are pounding Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Flights out of LAX are reporting “extreme” turbulence and neighborhood streets and restaurants pods are rocking. A red flag warning is in effect in the region through Tuesday and the intense winds are also expected to dampen efforts to battle existing wildfires. Here’s what some have already reported. Heres something you dont see everyday – check out this pilot ????‍✈️????‍✈️ report from SoCal #cawx ????️ pic.twitter.com/smuve6tA2a — NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 26, 2020 In other words: dont expect much in terms of air support today on any fires that break out… #turbulence #SoCal https://t.co/sYfE3HuNHT — AI6YR (@ai6yrham) October 26, 2020 Wow this wind is powerful out here in the IE. It destroyed this patio area at a restaurant. @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/B6bRbkNJqG — Tony Shin (@TonyNBCLA) October 26, 2020 Strong #SantaAna winds impacting Avalon harbor this morning. A Gale Warning is in effect until 3PM per @NWSLosAngeles. Hazardous wind and sea conditions may exist for mariners especially near Catalina Island....
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the Inland Empire in anticipation of gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and continued high temperatures.  The Snow fire burns in the canyons to the south of Interstate 10 Sept. 18, 2020 in Whitewater, California in Riverside County. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The watch will take effect at 3 a.m. Friday and continue until 6 p.m. that evening. The watch coincides with a heat advisory for the region that started Monday and will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service, humidity is expected to drop into the single digits Friday, causing extremely dry conditions just as winds with sustained speeds between 15 and 25 mph — with gusts of up to 45 mph — move into the area. “Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly,” the NWS said in a statement. “Outdoor burning is not recommended.” Temperatures in the Riverside metropolitan area are predicted to range into the high 90s until Sunday, while the Coachella and Temecula valleys are...
    The Bobcat fire continued to burn unchecked Tuesday through the Angeles National Forest and officials warned that Santa Ana winds could cause the fire to threaten homes in several foothill communities. At 0% containment, the fire has burned 8,553 acres, nearly doubling in size since Monday. “The big worry is the weather model, which is forecasting a shift in the winds to Santa Ana winds,” said Angeles National Forest representative John Clearwater, “and there is a possibility of that fire being pushed south. South of the fire line is our foothill communities.” Residents of Monrovia, located at the base of the forest, have already been placed on notice and are being urged to stay alert for official evacuation orders. If an order is issued, the city said it would work in two phases, Phase 1 to include residents north of Hillcrest Boulevard north of Greystone Avenue, and Phase 2 to include residents between Hillcrest Foothill boulevards. “We have been told to plan for the fire to get worse and we are asking all residents to be prepared and ready if...
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