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  • High Wind Watch for Orange County Coastal Areas County, California
  • High Wind Watch issued February 06 at 8:50PM PST until February 08 at 2:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:50 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2 p.m.
  • ...A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
    MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NEAR AND BELOW THE CAJON AND SAN
    GORGONIO PASSES...THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND COASTAL
    FOOTHILLS...THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND
    FOOTHILLS...
    .BUILDING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL
    GENERATE MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS ACROSS THE
    REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. SANTA ANA WIND-
    PRONE PASSES AND CANYONS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HIGHEST
    GUSTS OF 65 MPH OR MORE. THESE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN MONDAY
    EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY. THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO HAVE STRONG
    WINDS ARE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE INLAND EMPIRE BELOW THE
    CAJON PASS AND IN INLAND ORANGE COUNTY...INCLUDING THE SANTA ANA
    MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
    ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    * WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 65 MPH.
    * TIMING...WINDS INCREASING THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY...PEAKING
    SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING...THEN WEAKENING INTO
    TUESDAY.
    * LOCATION...ALONG THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND FOOTHILLS AND
    BELOW FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS
    * VISIBILITY...LOCALLY REDUCED IN BLOWING DUST
    * IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR
    HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DEBRIS ON
    ROADWAYS .
    * OUTLOOK...WINDS OF ADVISORY STRENGTH MAY DEVELOP EARLIER ON
    SUNDAY IN SOME WIND-PRONE AREAS AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY
    MORNING.

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