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.
“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.
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