Wind Storm Warning


Issued Zones:  Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura County Coast and Basin … Santa Barbara County … Western half of San Luis Obispo County … Kern Mountains/Deserts … All High and Low Deserts except parts of the Coachella Valley …  Riverside/San Diego Mountains … Imperial County …

Site:  Southern California Weather Force has issued a Wind Storm Warning effective Sunday into Monday …

Date:  1/31/20 at 11:45am PT

Forecast: A very widespread wind event is about to hit most of Southern California in what is called a Northwest Wind Event.  Northwest Wind Events have the strongest winds in a widespread region, including the populated areas of Los Angeles County, where you do not see Santa Ana Winds.   This is about the only time you can see these strong of winds in Downtown Los Angeles.  The winds will arrive on Sunday, maximizing Sunday night into Monday morning, fading later on Monday as the strong jet stream moves eastward.  Use the scale and images below for your area’s event –

Martin Wind Gust Intensity Scale –

8. Extensive widespread damage.

7. Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is considerable. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over CERTAIN.

6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone

5. Slight damage occurs to buildings, shingles are blown off of roofs. HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Possible if weight is not corrected.

4. Twigs and small branches are broken from trees, walking is difficult.

3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD during any high fire risk. WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA

2. Large tree branches move, telephone wires begin to “whistle”, umbrellas are difficult to keep under control.

1. Small trees sway.

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Forecaster: KM

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