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Wind Advisory: Forecasters Warn Heavy Winds Could Down Trees

The National Weather Service warned of strong winds blowing in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Tuesday afternoon and warned that trees could be downed as a result of strong winds moving through the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County.

The winds are expected to intensify into the evening, according to NWS.

"The strongest winds will occur in the mountains where damaging wind gusts to 65 mph can be expected," the weather service reported. "Widespread gusts between 35 and 55 mph can be expected across remaining portions of the forecast area."

The advisory, issued just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, remains in effect until 2 p.m. Wednesday. NWS warned of the increased potential for trees and tree branches to be knocked over because of recent rain.

"The combination of strong winds and recent wet soils will bring the potential for downed trees and branches across portions of the southland," the advisory states.

The Pasadena Humane Society reminded people on facebook: "Make sure to secure doors and gates so your pets don't get loose!"

Is it windy where you are? Are you taking certain precautions to protect yourself?

not Carl Peterson lll December 19, 2012 at 02:54 AM
I just finished running up echo Mt. I turned at 1/2 way. The windchill felt 40 something. And I hate the rockslide part for a few days after it rains.
Lorraine Pozniak December 19, 2012 at 06:46 PM
It's pretty windy & chilly out here in San Bernardino County, too...The snow on Cucamonga Peak looks gorgeous!!!!!
not Carl Peterson lll December 20, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Tonight at 10:00 PM the windchill for trail running was 30 something. Just me and the wild animals.

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