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A Wind Advisory is in effect for areas west of Highway 58 in the Tehachapi Mountains and western San Joaquin Valley in Kern County from 6 PM PST today through 4 AM PST Thursday. Southeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph possible. Local wind gusts may be as high as 55 mph in the Grapevine area, as well as Cummings Valley. Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limes could be blown off, and power outages are possible. This will also create a risk for travelers in high-profile vehicles.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night. If traveling, consider alternate plans. If you must travel, carry tire chains, extra food, plenty of water, and warm clothing. Campers and hikers should seek shelter from these hazardous, winter conditions. For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
A storm system will bring the potential for heavy rain and an increased threat of flash flooding in the Sierra foothills and the Sierra Nevada below 7,000 feet Wednesday evening into Thursday evening. Heavy rainfall in these areas could cause rock slides, mud slides and debris flows, especially in the vicinity of the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. Some roads may become impassable or close. Residents in flood prone areas should stay alert for updates from the NWS. If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, be prepared to evacuate!

 

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