What there is to know
- Winds ease late Tuesday through Wednesday, bringing calmer conditions for Thanksgiving.
- A high wind warning is in effect for large areas of Southern California.
- A gust of 93 mph was reported in the Santa Clarita area, north of Los Angeles.
High wind warnings are in effect from the coast to inland areas to start the week with powerful gusts crossing Southern California’s mountain passes.
Vacationers in these passes can expect persistent strong winds, including northerly winds of 30 to 45 mph and gusts up to 60 mph in the western San Gabriel Mountains, the corridor of Highway 14 and along the Grapevine section of Highway 5 in northern Los Angeles County. . Gusts up to 80 mph are possible in the western San Gabriel Mountains.
A strong wind warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for these areas and portions of interior Orange County, the valleys of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
A peak gust of 93 mph was reported overnight at Magic Mountain Truck Trail in the Santa Clarita neighborhood. Other areas hit with strong gusts included Browns Canyon in the Santa Susana Mountains (87 mph), Boney Mountain in the western Santa Monica Mountains, and High School Hill in the Santa Lucia Mountains (70 mph) and NE Highway in the western San Gabriel Mountains. (69 mph).
Trees were downed after Sunday’s winds, including one in Mission Hills that lifted part of a sidewalk.
“Hold on everyone, these winds are not going to die down for at least the next 24 to 48 hours,” said Belen De Leon, NBCLA forecaster.
A less severe wind advisory was in effect for the western Antelope Valley until 10 p.m. Monday. Expect north winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
At night, trees are cut down in Mission Hills. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Monday, November 20, 2023.
Winds ease Tuesday through Wednesday, bringing calmer conditions for Thanksgiving.
In the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Clarita and western San Fernando Valleys, a wind advisory was in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A strong wind warning has been issued until 3 p.m. Monday.