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Strong Winds and Warmer Temperatures in O.C. to Last Two Days

This week's offshore winds are developing "very late in the season" and will prove "unusually strong," said a meteorologist.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Strong, gusty Santa Ana winds will sweep parts of the Southland today, ushering in two days of above-normal temperatures, including an expected high of 90 in Orange County.

This week's offshore winds -- resulting from high pressure over the Great Basin combined with colder air -- are developing "very late in the season" and will prove "unusually strong," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno.

He said high winds create an elevated fire risk but added that the rains in March had moistened what otherwise would have been bone-dry vegetation.

In Orange County, a wind advisory will be in force near the foothills from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.     

A cooling trend is expected starting Wednesday, Bruno said.

The NWS forecast sunny skies today and highs of 70 in San Clemente; 71 in Newport Beach; 76 in Laguna Beach; 84 in Irvine; 87 in Mission Viejo; 88 in Anaheim and Fullerton; 90 in Yorba Linda.

--City News Service


Brainwashed_In_Church April 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM
"Orange County will largely be spared the Santa Ana winds expected to blow across Southern California Monday." OCRegister, 4/13/2014
Penny Arévalo April 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM
"In Orange County, a wind advisory will be in force near the foothills from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.." City News Service, 4/14/2014. :-) Here's the National Weather Service link to the wind advisory http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Wind%20Advisory But we'll cut them some slack. Weather changes quickly and even as predictions accommodate, they don't always pan out.

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