February 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Los Angeles County Airport Closures/Delays Likely; Major Wind Storm Heading In Later Sunday into Monday Across Southern California; Detailed Model Images Inside


Short and sweet yet again.  The model images below embedded with the Martin Wind Gust Intensity Scale is now available for Sunday evening through Monday noon.  The winds will calm then but switch to Santa Ana Wind Gust direction by Monday evening/night.  I will report on that over the micro-climate alert system so if you subscribe to that you’ll get that so read on for more info and view the models below …

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.

Rainfall will be scattered for the most part and none along the coast.  This is an up-slope system so the most rain will fall in the San Gabriel Valley zones, east to the Northern Inland Empire areas near the foothill, including the Banning Pass.  Use the map below to find your area.  It is expected Sunday evening into Monday morning only.

A dusting of snow is likely for the Kern/San Bernardino County Mountains Sunday evening/night, including the I-5 Corridor.

Southern California Weather Force has issued a Marine Weather Warning for the entire island and bight region … 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.  This will bring over 60+ mph winds to the bight region along with an impressive 20-25 foot wave event on Sunday, maximizing overnight, and going into some of Monday as well.  This is an extremely dangerous ocean event and even experienced boaters need to stay out of the bight then.

That is it… you’re all set for this system whether wind, rain, snow, or a mix of both.  Remember, the February 2020 forecast was released yesterday so VIEW THAT BY CLICKING HERE … It will be an interesting month for sure …

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