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  • High Wind Watch for Santa Barbara County Central Coast County, California
  • High Wind Watch issued April 13 at 8:03PM PDT until April 15 at 11:00AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:03 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11 a.m.
  • ...VERY STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY...
    .VERY STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
    DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AND
    CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN
    SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...THE ANTELOPE VALLEY...THE
    INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR...THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY...AND THE SANTA
    MONICA MOUNTAINS LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY MORNING
    WHERE GUSTS BETWEEN 60 AND 80 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONG WINDS
    IN THESE LOCATIONS WILL POTENTIALLY BRING DOWNED TREES AND POWER
    LINES. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
    MORNING...AND REMAIN QUITE STRONG ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
    AND FOOTHILLS.
    ...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THURSDAY...
    ...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
    FRIDAY MORNING...
    * WINDS...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
    45 MPH THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO
    40 MPH WITH DAMAGING GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
    FRIDAY MORNING. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 75 MPH ACROSS THE SANTA
    YNEZ RANGE...ESPECIALLY NEAR MONTECITO HILLS. THE
    STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS OF
    THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE.
    * IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
    FOR DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND VEHICLES TOWING
    TRAILERS. WINDS THIS STRONG MAY DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES...
    AND CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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