What to Know
- Winds ease late Tuesday into Wednesday, brining calmer conditions for Thanksgiving.
- A high wind warning is in effect for widespread parts 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 roaring through Southern California’s mountain passes.
Holiday travelers in those passes can expect persistent strong winds, including north winds of 30 to 45 mph and gusts up to 60 mph in the western San Gabriel Mountains, the Highway 14 Corridor and along the Grapevine section of the 5 Freeway in northern Los Angeles County. Gusts up to 80 mph are possible in the western San Gabriel mountains.
A high wind warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for those areas and parts of inland Orange County, the San Bernardino and Riverside county valleys, and parts of the Los Angeles and Ventura county.
A peak gust of 93 mph was reported overnight at Magic Mountain Truck Trail in the Santa Clarita area. Other areas hammered by 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).
There were reports of downed trees after Sunday’s winds, including one in Mission Hills that lifted part of a sidewalk.
“Hang in there everyone, these winds are not going away for at least the next 24 to 48 hours,” said NBCLA forecaster Belen De Leon.
A less severe wind advisory was in effect in the western Antelope Valley until 10 p.m. Monday. Expect north winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Overnight winds down trees in Mission Hills. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Monday Nov. 20, 2023.
Winds ease later Tuesday into Wednesday, brining 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 high wind warning was issued until 3 p.m. Monday.