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On a weekend ripe with races, cycling, pumpkin patches, and the Temecula Old Town Quilt festival — Santa Anas are coming to town.
Per the national weather service: High Wind Warning for San Bernardino And Riverside County Valleys – The Inland Empire, CA until 12:00 PM PDT, Sun., Oct 06, 2013. There is also a RED FLAG WARNING with regard to fire danger, as reported by the Press Enterprise.
Strong, gusty northeast winds will be with us through Sunday morning. Be advised and take necessary precautions with regard to fire safety. According to the bulletin released October 4, 2013, a “surface high pressure over the great basin will bring periods of strong, gusty northeast winds through Sunday, with the strongest and most widespread winds expected through Saturday.”
Other affected areas include: San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys – The Inland Empire, CA; San Bernardino County Mountains, CA; Riverside County Mountains, CA; Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills, CA.
Be advised: High wind warnings are in effect until 12 p.m. NOON on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Winds will gust through Saturday morning, October 5, 2013 — Northeast winds will range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Isolated strong gusts up to 75 mph, according to the bulletin.
On Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, northeast winds will range from 15 to 24 mph, gusts up to 45 mph.
Most severely through and below mountain passes, canyonds, and along or near coastal mountain foothills. Be aware of blowing dust, and reduced visibility.
Per the National Weather Service:
* IMPACTS… DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES… INCLUDING ALONG PARTS OF INTERSTATES 10… 15… 215… 8… AND HIGHWAYS 210… 60… 91… 78… AND 79. DAMAGE TO TREES… POWER LINES… AND UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS IS POSSIBLE.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.