HIGH WIND WATCH LATE SUNDAY-MONDAY

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
118 PM PDT Sat Apr 14 2018

…STRONG SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS
FROM SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT…

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San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-Apple and Lucerne Valleys-
Coachella Valley-San Diego County Deserts-
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Big Bear City, Julian, Hesperia,
Apple Valley, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Desert Hot Springs
118 PM PDT Sat Apr 14 2018

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a High Wind
Watch…which is in effect from late Sunday night through late
Monday night.

* Winds…Southwest to west winds 45 to 50 mph gusting to 60 mph.
local gusts to 70 mph.

* Timing…Beginning Sunday night, with the strongest winds Monday
afternoon. Winds will weaken late Monday night.

* Location…Near mountain ridge tops and along desert mountain
slopes into adjacent desert areas.

* Impacts…The winds will make driving difficult…especially
for motorists with high profile vehicles. This will impact
portions of Interstate 10 through the San Gorgonio Pass and
the Coachella Vally…and Interstate 8 through the San Diego
County mountains. In the deserts…areas of blowing dust and
sand will reduce visibility at times. Watch for broken tree
limbs and other debris.

* Outlook…Benign winds for Tuesday and Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event.  Sustained winds of at least 40 mph…or gusts
of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

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