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Special Weather Statement: Wind advisory through 9 a.m. Saturday

Posted: October 5, 2012 7:36 p.m.
Updated: October 5, 2012 7:36 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory... which is in effect to 9 am PDT Saturday... through and below desert facing passes and canyons of the Kern County mountains and the southeastern Kern County desert.

* Winds: westerly 25 to 35 mph. Occasional gusts to 45 mph below desert facing passes and canyons.

* Timing: winds increasing this evening and continuing into the overnight hours. The winds will diminish toward daybreak Saturday.

* Locations include: Highway 14 from Mojave to Jawbone Canyon. Highway

58 from Mojave to Tehachapi Pass. Highway 178 over Walker Pass.

* Impacts: gusty Crosswinds may make travel difficult for high profile vehicles... especially in the vicinity of Mojave.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 45 mph or more are expected.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Much cooler weather by early next week.

The high pressure system that had been over California will give way to a low pressure system over the next several days. This will result in a cooling trend continuing through the weekend into the first part of next week.

Temperatures will fall to near normal over the weekend and to several degrees below normal by next Tuesday. High temperatures in the coolest parts of the central and southern San Joaquin Valley may not get out of the lower 70s.

The upper level low will move across central California Monday night and Tuesday. The combination of the cold temperatures and the instability associated with the low may trigger a few showers over the southern Sierra Nevada beginning Monday... with the snow level falling to around 8000 feet. For the central and southern San Joaquin Valley... light showers could reach the northern sections by late Monday... then spread south Monday night. There will be a slight chance of showers across much of the San Joaquin Valley Tuesday and Tuesday night.

People with outdoor interests should monitor NOAA Weather Radio... or your favorite news source... for the latest forecasts and statements on this developing weather situation.

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