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High Wind Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories in place around the Coachella Valley

THOUSAND PALMS, Cali. - An approaching cold low and cold front are creating gusty winds and will bring chances for rain and snow through Tuesday night.

High Wind Warnings are in effect for the Coachella Valley as well as the mountain areas until 8 AM Tuesday.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 PM Monday for the high desert areas.

And a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 11 AM Tuesday for areas above 5500 ft. in the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains.

Details for these warnings are listed below.

High Wind Warning

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-

SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-
COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT TUESDAY...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* WINDS...AREAS OF WEST WINDS 2O TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.
  ISOLATED GUSTS TO 70 MPH.

* LOCATION...STRONGEST WINDS NEAR MOUNTAIN RIDGES...ALONG DESERT
  MOUNTAIN SLOPES...AND INTO ADJACENT DESERT AREAS.

* TIMING...WINDS INCREASING THIS MORNING WITH WINDS STRONGEST AND
  MOST WIDESPREAD TODAY. WINDS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* VISIBILITY...IN THE DESERTS...LOCALLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN
  BLOWING SAND AND BLOWING DUST.

* IMPACTS...THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
  FOR MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WATCH FOR BROKEN
  TREE LIMBS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Wind Advisory

FOR HIGH DESERT AREAS INCLUDING YUCCA VALLEY - MORONGO VALLEY- JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS.

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT /8 PM MST/ THIS
EVENING...

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING FOR MUCH
OF NORTHWEST ARIZONA...SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND THE REST OF SOUTHERN
NEVADA.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK THROUGH MID
  AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS: DEATH VALLEY...BARSTOW...FORT IRWIN...THE MORONGO
  BASIN...BAKER...MOUNTAIN PASS...NEEDLES...LAUGHLIN...THE
  LAKE MEAD RECREATIONAL AREA...PRIMM...SEARCHLIGHT...
  CALIENTE... PIOCHE... PANACA...RACHEL...MESQUITE...KINGMAN...
   LAKE HAVASU CITY...BULLHEAD CITY...INTERSTATE 15...
  INTERSTATE 40...HIGHWAY 93.

* IMPACTS: DRIVERS OF MOTORCYLES...VANS...TRAILERS...AND ANY
  OTHER HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR STRONG
  CROSSWINDS ON AREA HIGHWAYS. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN
  AROUND. BLOWING SAND AND DUST MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES NEAR
  DRY LAKE BEDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT
IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN
BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.


Winter Weather Advisory

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ANGELUS OAKS...BALDWIN LAKE...
BARTON FLATS...BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...FAWNSKIN...
FOREST FALLS...MOUNT BALDY...RUNNING SPRINGS...TWIN PEAKS...
WRIGHTWOOD...IDYLLWILD...PINE COVE
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
TUESDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 5500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...LOWERING TO 5000 TO 5500 FEET FOR LATER TODAY
  THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET WITH LOCAL
  ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS...MAINLY
  ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM
  LATE TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: IDYLLWILD...PINE COVE...ANGELUS OAKS...
  BALDWIN LAKE...BARTON FLATS...BIG BEAR CITY... BIG BEAR
  LAKE...FAWNSKIN...FOREST FALLS...MOUNT BALDY... RUNNING
  SPRINGS...TWIN PEAKS...WRIGHTWOOD

* WINDS...AREAS OF WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55
  MPH. LOCAL GUSTS TO 70 MPH...MAINLY TODAY.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS OF VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS IN
  SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND FOG.

* IMPACTS...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF
  SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
  SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION
  WHILE DRIVING. THE WEATHER WILL BE VERY COLD...AND COULD BE
  DEADLY FOR UNPREPARED CAMPERS OR HIKERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.


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