Long Range Weather Advisory Issued: Possible Strong Santa Ana Wind Event Within a Week


Southern California Weather Force has issued a Long-Range Weather Advisory for what looks to be a strengthening offshore wind (Santa Ana Wind) pattern centering Thursday, March 14th, 2024.

A storm system coming down out of the north would miss Southern California to the east, giving Arizona the renewed storm dynamics.  This system has strong upper support with it as we will be on the western periphery.  This usually means that strong northeast to southwest winds will extend from the upper levels, down into the lower levels.  This is pretty rare for Mid-March, usually these winds are Fall and Winter type.

However, anytime you get a strong system giving a glancing blow to the east, you can expect these winds.  Hardest hit areas will be from Ventura County, SCV, SFV, Orange County, and the Inland Empire areas, including the Cajon Pass and even to the San Gabriel Valley.

LONG RANGE:  Monitoring this pattern to shift a bit to the west after March 20th for another system out of the north for the forecast area.  No advisories will be issued for that yet, but I will be monitoring it.

A Long-Range Weather Advisory means that conditions are being monitored for a higher impact weather event or pattern within the 7-day period.

Stay tuned to Southern California Weather Force for more updates on this and other future events.

– Raiden Storm –

Master General Meteorologist – is a consulting meteorologist for over 50 companies, including energy, agriculture, aviation, marine, leisure, and many more areas. He has certs from Mississippi State for broadcast met and Penn State forecasting certs MET 101, 241, 341 and 361 as a meteorologist, but before then was completely self-taught, barely learning a thing from the schools that he did not already know.

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