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High Wind Warning for Northern Inland Empire

By Jim Purpura. Posted November 30, 2011, 9:51 AM.

A significant Santa Ana wind event continues to develop for the Inland Empire, especially the northern portions. This will be the strongest event of the season to date, and possibly the strongest event in several years.

A storm system is forecast to take an track from the northwest to along the California/Nevada border. This type of storm is named an "inside slider" for its inside track. It usually lacks the rich moisture of weather systems that have a long track over the Pacific. They are often quite cold with low snow levels. This storm system is also expected to bring strong Santa Ana winds.

Greatest impacts will likely begin late tonight across the northern portions of the Inland Empire, near north and northeast facing canyons and passes. In particular, the Cajon Pass could see winds of 70 mph or higher. Across the northern Inland Empire, gusts over 50 mph are possible, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph in southwest Riverside County and north San Diego County. Winds will begin to diminish Thursday evening, but it will continue to be breezy through Friday, especially in the Riverside/San Bernardino/Beaumont areas. Remember weather observations, including wind speeds, for 15 local sites on WeatherCurrents are updated every minute, so please check back often. Jim Purpura Meteorologist, Follow us on Twitter: @WeatherCurrents
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