Riverside County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:52 AM PDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory now in effect until noon PDT today...

* winds... areas of northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50

* Timing... strongest and most widespread winds after sunrise.
Winds will diminish rapidly during the late morning and afternoon.

* Location... strongest winds near and along coastal slopes of
the mountains.

* Impacts... the winds will make driving difficult... especially for
motorists with high profile vehicles. Watch for broken tree
limbs and downed Palm fronds.

* Reports... please send reports of strong winds and wind damage to
the National Weather Service via facebook and twitter feeds and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:44 AM PDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/
this morning to 7 PM MST /7 PM PDT/ this evening for strong
winds, low relative humidity and very high for the lower Colorado
River valley...

* affected area... Yuma/Martinez Lake and vicinity/lower Colorado
River valley AZ and lower Colorado River valley CA.

* Winds... north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... 10 am MST/PDT to 7 PM MST/PDT

* relative humidity... as low as 8 percent.

* Impacts... fuels are dry and fire danger is very high. These
conditions combined with low relative humidity and strong
winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
conditions Saturday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

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