Wind advisory issued for San Diego County mountains, deserts
Last Updated: 74 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A wind advisory went into effect in the mountains and deserts of San Diego County Thursday as a more-serious high wind warning expired.
The National Weather Service wind advisory will be in force until 5 p.m. amid sustained westerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 50 mph.
"A trough of low pressure and strong onshore pressure gradients will continue locally strong winds from the west," an NWS advisory said. "Local gusts over 45 mph will occur, mainly ... on the desert slopes of the San Diego
The agency said winds would diminish by this evening, though some areas on the coastal slopes of the mountains will have gusty northeast winds on Friday.
The more-serious high wind warning for the mountains and deserts that took effect noon Wednesday expired at 8 a.m.
A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected, while a high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event with sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more is expected or occurring.
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