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High Winds Forecast, San Gabriel Valley Not Likely to be Impacted

High winds are forecast for mountains and valleys on Thursday night and Friday, but a National Weather Service forecaster tells Patch that San Gabriel Valley winds will likely top out in the 15 to 25 mph range.

High winds forecast for Los Angeles County starting Thursday night are not currently expected to have a serious impact on the Pasadena/Altadena area, according to Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service.

The forecast starting Thursday night says wind of up to 60 mph could occur in parts of the San Gabriel Mountains and winds of 40 mph in valleys in Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

But the winds are more likely in traditional Santa Ana wind areas like the Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley, Bartling said.  The Pasadena/Altadena area is likely to see winds of no more than 15 to 25 mph, she said.

The weather service has yet to issue a high wind watch for the San Gabriel Valley, which would indicate potential gusts of up to 58 mph, and right now there is no indication that winds of that speed are likely to occur, she added.

Altadena's forecast for Friday and Saturday is breezy, mostly sunny, and temperatures in the low 60s.

Patrick Lee December 14, 2011 at 06:43 PM
That's a relief. We're still cleaning up from two weeks ago.
Lisa Maiorana December 15, 2011 at 03:27 AM
yikes, yea everyone will agree that we need a break & enjoy the upcoming holidays ;)
Lorraine Pozniak December 15, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Ummm, this was supposed to be high winds, not pouring down rain, right? I guess I'd rather have the rain, but I hope this doesn't turn into rain and high winds with flooding. Rain does cut down the possibility of fires breaking out because of all the tree debris that's still around, though...
Robby December 16, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Hmmmm, might want to revise that forecast about the San Gabriel Valley being spared this time....

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