With a Wind Advisory in effect through Thursday night, the National Weather Service's Hanford office says gusts could reach as high as 55 mile per hour in parts of Kern County.
A Wind Advisory is currently in effect through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Breezy to locally windy conditions can be expected over the cencal interior today. Winds will gust to around 30 mph on the west side of the SJ VLY and up to 55 mph below the mountain passes of Kern County. Blowing dust is possible on the west side of the SJ VLY as well. #cawx pic.twitter.com/AgijHxeQqO— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) April 23, 2020
The Wind Advisory for the Kern mountains & desert is now in effect until 11 pm PDT this eve. Although a lull in wind speed will occur this am, winds will increase this afternoon and remain gusty through this eve. The strongest winds will be through and below the passes.#cawx pic.twitter.com/oYkFYSvqwl— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) April 23, 2020
The National Weather Service says 30 mile per hour gusts could hit parts of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and "up to 55 mph below mountain passes in Kern County."
The National Weather Service reported Little Oak Canyon reached wind gusts of 56 miles per hour on Wednesday. That was the high for wind gusts in Kern County.
Here are peak wind gusts at select locations in Kern County since 5:20 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020. A Wind Advisory is in effect for a portion of the Kern County mountains and desert until 8:00 AM PDT Thursday morning due to westerly wind gusts near 55 mph. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/5NnUD0jND0— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) April 23, 2020