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Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:50 AM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening.

* Winds... west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Location... mainly north of Lucerne Valley and east of I-15 in
the High Desert, through the San Gorgonio Pass, along the ridges
and desert slopes of the mountains, and locally into the San
Diego County deserts.

* Visibility... visibility locally reduced in blowing dust and

* Impacts... hazardous travel for high profile vehicles. Small
tree limbs may be broken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 5:30 AM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Tuesday afternoon for strong gusty winds and low

* location... Orange County coastal basin, San Diego County coastal
mountain slopes and foothills, and the Riverside County coastal
mountain slopes.

* Wind... areas of east to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
30 to 40 mph.

* Humidity... daytime minimums around 10 percent Sunday, then 5 to
10 percent Monday and Tuesday. Poor recovery each night,
especially in the wind prone locations.

* Timing... Sunday morning through Tuesday.

* Outlook... winds should weaken Wednesday with some improvement in

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. A combination of strong winds, low
relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag


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