Powerful Santa Ana Winds Blast Southern California

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GrandpaDave, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    Here’s some startling video from ABC News—the strong, dry offshore winds known as Santa Ana are hitting southern California unusually hard. Reaching speeds of 60 mph in Los Angeles and more than twice that in the mountains, the winds caused power outages, felled trees, and at one point blacked out LAX airport. Several other states are also experiencing high wind, including Utah, where 90 mph gusts reportedly toppled semi-trailer rigs.
    Potential damage from the wind isn’t the only threat this sort of extreme weather carries; fire officials warn that such intense gusts can intensify the spread of brush fires.

    go check it out Fierce Santa Ana Winds Hit Southern California - ABC News
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Some winds were recorded in Utah, as high as 102mph! Now that's a WIND!
    Denver was under "white out" conditions....while it barely rained or got a dusting of snow in northern Az.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Here on the East Coast, 75MPH is Cat One Hurricane Strength! We batten the hatches and bunker in when the winds blow like that! [peep]
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