Santa Ana winds its way through southern California in gusts – Daily News

LOS ANGELES – Santa Ana winds will blow over much of Southern California starting Friday morning and will continue through Saturday, creating potentially dangerous driving conditions for trucks and other high-profile vehicles.

“The northeast wind will pick up over the LA Mountains and the LA / Ventura Valleys on Friday morning and then spread rapidly down the corridors of Highway 14 and Highway 126 into the valleys and coastal areas, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.” according to the National Weather Service.

“Additional reinforcement of the offshore current and upper support from Friday night through early Saturday will result in gusts at or locally 60 miles per hour, particularly in the mountains and higher parts of the LA / Ventura valleys.” Peak winds are expected on Saturday between midnight and 8 o’clock in the morning, but only weakened slightly in the course of the morning. “

National weather service

The NWS issued wind warnings for the mountains of Los Angeles County from Friday 9:00 am to Saturday 3:00 pm; 11 AM Friday to 3 PM Saturday for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys; and from 1:00 p.m. Friday to 3:00 p.m. Saturday for the coastal area, including downtown Los Angeles.

Weather forecasters said the coastal region will see winds of 15 to 40 miles per hour with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, while the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys will see winds of 20 to 50 miles per hour that go up to 80 Reach miles per hour.

“Stormy winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles,” said forecasters.

A wind warning has also been issued for the valleys and mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, the Inland Empire, and cities like Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, Moreno Valley, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Banning and Desert Hot Springs. The recommendation applies from 11:00 a.m. Friday to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, expecting northeasterly winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts of 50 mph.

According to the NWS, the windy conditions could extend into Sunday.

Due to the expected humidity of 25% or more and recent rainfall, the high winds are not expected to result in red flags or fire warnings.

No guidance was in effect for Orange County, where no wind was expected in the morning, 5 mph in the afternoon, and 5 to 10 mph on Saturday.

There were also no warnings for the San Gabriel Valley and mountains, where the wind should blow at 5 to 10 mph on Friday and 10 to 25 mph on Saturday from the northeast with gusts of 20 mph.

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