Weather experts reported high winds across much of Southern California through November 19, with high wind warnings in effect for many locations from the coast to inland areas. Strong winds are expected to weaken after the 22nd, leading to relatively calm weather for Thanksgiving.
From the 19th, people traveling to the following areas may face persistent strong windssan gabrielWest of the mountains and north along the Grapevine section of Los Angeles County Highway 5, these areas experienced northerly winds of 30 to 45 mph and gusts up to 60 mph. In the mountains west of San Gabriel, gusts were even higher. 80 miles per hour. Wind gusts of 93 mph occurred on the night of the 19th on the Magic Mountain Truck Trail in the Santa Clarita area.
On the 20th, temperatures increased slightly with the Santa Ana wind and a high wind warning was issued for parts of Ventura County.Orange Countyand inland areas, including the valleys of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, andlos angelesThe county and parts of Ventura County remain under a thunderstorm warning through the 21st.
On the 20th, a large tree blocked part of Sand Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita area. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials also confirmed the incident. After receiving a call about downed power lines at 11 a.m. on the 20th, firefighters discovered that a 25-foot tall tree had fallen on Sand Canyon Road. Although it blocked the road, fortunately not one was injured.
In Tustin, Orange County, high winds downed a massive Torrey Pines tree, damaging a garage and cars inside. Homeowner Phil Forney told KTLA television that when the tree fell he heard the entire house shake and the sound was very loud. A small plane overturned on the runway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana due to high winds. At least five large trucks were overturned by high winds in the Inland Empire. Experts said strong wind gusts could cause downed trees and power lines and drivers should exercise caution, especially cars with high chassis.
In Los Angeles County, power to more than 5,500 homes was turned off early to reduce fire danger. Several stores in a shopping mall in Calabasas have been without power since the 19th. A store owner revealed in an interview that power supply could not be restored until the 20th.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, winds will weaken by the evening of the 21st and 22nd, leading to calm weather for Thanksgiving. At the same time, temperatures will be relatively warm during Thanksgiving. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 70s on Thanksgiving Day with blue skies. Cool conditions will prevail after Thanksgiving.
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