High Winds Sweep County

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    Whitney Southwick's Midday Forecast for Monday Apr. 8, 2013 (Published Monday, Apr 8, 2013)

    High winds are expected to sweep San Diego County over the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service.

    The NWS says a high wind warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Monday.

    During this time, areas of west winds are expected to reach 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 or 70 mph, according to the NWS.

    A weather warning for Lindbergh Field was issued Monday morning saying powerful wind gusts can be expected until 3 p.m.

    Wind caused multiple power poles to fall in Borrego Springs Monday morning, forcing a road closure at Borrego Valley Road.

    Lifeguards also shut down Mission Bay Channel for high surf resulted from the wind.

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    The NWS says the gusts will mostly sweep through mountain ridge tops, desert mountain slopes and adjacent desert areas.

    As a result, visibility in local deserts may be reduced to a half-mile, with winds kicking up sand and dust.

    The NWS reminds motorists to drive cautiously in these high wind conditions and be on the lookout for possible broken tree limbs or debris on roadways.

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