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Wind Advisory: Weather Service Warns 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.

carolcanterbury December 19, 2012 at 03:03 AM
no lights on victoria lane.....but ok on sierra madre blvd at my office
Ellen Zunino December 19, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Santa just went up the street and then down back toward town. This is good news. It means Monrovia hasn't blown away yet:-) The folks in the big sleigh must be freezing. Even though all the old neighbors have moved or passed and the new neighbors don't participate in neighborhood and community doings like us oldies, I always look forward to Santa, standing out in the cold (and, this year, the wind) by my lonesome to watch the mini-parade pass by.

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