« View county listHigh Wind Watch
San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-Apple and Lucerne Valleys-
Coachella Valley-San Diego County Deserts-
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
Big Bear Lake, Wrightwood, Julian, Pine Valley, Victorville,
Hesperia, Apple Valley, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City,
Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, Coachella,
Borrego Springs, and Desert Hot Springs
200 AM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
* WINDS...Westerly 30 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH near the
desert slopes and foothills.
* TIMING...Winds increasing Thursday morning and becoming quite
strong and gusty in the afternoon. Strongest winds Thursday evening.
Winds will switch to northerly Thursday night and could remain
strong through early Friday morning.
* LOCATION...The higher mountains and deserts with strongest winds on
the desert slopes and near the desert foothills.
* VISIBILITY...Blowing dust and sand will reduce visibility at
times to as low as 1 mile.
* IMPACTS...Hazardous travel conditions at times due to low
visibility in blowing sand and dust, debris on roadways, and
sudden, strong cross-winds. Difficult travel for high-profile
vehicles. Minor structural and tree damage possible.
* OUTLOOK...Winds turning northerly Thursday night and remaining
strong in some areas, but then decreasing on Friday.
A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts
of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
Joshua Tree National Park-
Including the cities of Cottonwood Visitor Center, Keys View,
and Lost Horse
335 AM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 5 AM PDT
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 5 AM PDT
* AFFECTED AREA...Joshua Tree National Park
* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning
* WINDS...Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
* IMPACTS...Strong winds will create difficult driving conditions
especially for high profile vehicles. Locally reduced
visibilities due to blowing dust possible.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can 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