Strong Winds Sweep San Diego County, Topple Trees

Strong winds swept San Diego County amid an extended red flag warning that brought unrelenting gusts and low humidity from the mountains to the coast. The winds toppled trees in some parts of the county and kept crews busy clearing debris.

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Strong winds toppled a tree along Rancho Bernardo Road on Nov. 13 and crews spent the morning cleaning up the mess.
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Scott Baird/NBC 7
Strong winds toppled a tree on West Lake Drive in San Marcos on Nov. 13, amid dangerous fire weather conditions
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Scott Baird/NBC 7
Strong winds toppled a tree on West Lake Drive in San Marcos on Nov. 13, amid dangerous fire weather conditions
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Lauren Yee
San Diego County's infamously windy Sill Hill area was experiencing gusts of 58 mph as of 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. This NBC 7 photojournalist captured the loud, whipping winds.
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NBC 7 San Diego
The high winds across the county prompted SDG&E to activate power shutoffs in some communities due to safety reasons.
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NBC 7 San Diego
A red flag warning is in effect through 5 p.m. Wednesday in San Diego County.
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SDG&E
SDG&E's map of wind gusts early Tuesday morning.
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Lauren Yee
The wind in Alpine on Nov. 12 was strong enough to know over this portable bathroom.
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