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High Wind Watch Set For Santa Clarita Valley

A High Wind Watch is scheduled to take effect in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday evening, with officials forecasting wind gusts of up to 75 mph that could result in power outages.

Beginning Wednesday evening and lasting through Thursday afternoon, a High Wind Watch from the National Weather Service (NWS) is scheduled to take effect in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines,” the wind watch reads. “Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”

NWS officials forecast northeast winds between 30 and 40 mph beginning Wednesday evening, with gusts to 75 mph. 

See Related: Wind Advisory Issued For Santa Clarita Valley Through Weekend

“Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation,” the watch reads. “Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

This is the first such watch for the Santa Clarita Valley this year, and comes after two weekends in a row in which a Wind Advisory had been issued for the valley. 

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, no areas of the Santa Clarita Valley were under consideration for Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) by Southern California Edison (SCE) as a result of the wind.

The full High Wind Watch can be read here.

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.