Alert for strong and dangerous Santa Ana winds in southern California

Archive / Aurelia Ventura / La Opinion

Forecasters warn that the strongest winds in the San Gabriel Mountains and the recreational area of ​​the Santa Monica Mountains are expected. Winds from north to northeast are forecast between 25 and 40 miles per hour in both areas, and gusts of up to 70 mph are expected on Tuesday.

A strong wind warning will be in effect in both mountainous regions until 10 p.m., and a less serious wind warning will be effective at the same time in the valleys of Santa Clarita and San Fernando, but only valid until 3 p.m. Along the coast, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood Hills.

“The damaging winds will tear down large objects like trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Traveling will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, ”The National Meteorological Service (NWS) when discussing the winds of the mountains.

“Highway 14 and Interstate 5 will be affected by gusty winds, as well as roads that run canyons through the Santa Monica Mountains, including Malibu and Dexter canyons. Kanan Road will also be affected, ” added NWS.

The weather service urged residents to avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches as strong winds whip mountain areas.

“If possible, stay in the lowest levels of your home during the windstorm and avoid the windows. Use caution if you must drive, ”a NWS statement urged.


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