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Gulf of Alaska Storm; High Winds and Fire Weather in California

A strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring high winds to the south-central coast and panhandle through Monday. Heavy snow is also expected over southeastern mainland Alaska through Monday night. Gusty to high winds could bring down trees and power lines, and bring elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of central and southwest California Monday and Tuesday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, Jan. 18, 2021 at 5:09:11 am PST

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A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills from Fresno County northward this evening into Tuesday evening. A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous, high wind event is expected. Damaging wind gusts will blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be perilous, particularly for high profile vehicles. Secure outdoor items, such as patio furniture, sports equipment, and trash cans prior to the onset of high winds. Even the most common objects become dangerous projectiles when picked up and carried by high winds.
Breezy, easterly winds coupled with moderately low relative humidity levels will lead periods of elevated fire weather conditions Tuesday afternoon through the Tehachapi Mountains, including the Fort Tejon area.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills Fresno County and northward. Northeast wind gusts near 75 mph are expected in the Sierra Nevada and up to 65 mph in the adjacent foothills from Fresno County northward Monday evening through Tuesday evening. Damaging wind gusts may blow down trees and power lines. This is a potentially strong Mono wind event. Please plan for intense winds.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Kern County mountains and desert from 10 PM PST this evening until 1 AM PST Tuesday night. Strong wind gusts may blow down tree branches. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, U.S. Highway 395, Highway 58 through and below Tehachapi Pass, including the town of Mojave, and Highway 178 through and below Walker Pass, including the town of Inyokern.
A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 PM this evening through 1 AM Wednesday morning for the Mojave Desert and Mountain Passes of Kern County. Gusty, easterly winds near 50 mph may make travel difficult for high profile vehicles.

 

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