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High wind watch covers roughly 10 million Californians

California Winds-Yosemite
Posted at 7:21 AM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 10:21:52-05

CALIFORNIA (KERO) — High wind watches are in place for roughly 10 million people in Southern California.

Forecasters say the region needs to be on alert for strong Santa Ana winds this week. The National Weather Service in Los Angeles says moderate to strong winds will begin on Tuesday night, November 15th. Wind gusts are likely to reach the 60-mile-per-hour range across the coast and valley, and are a bit stronger in the mountains.

A fire weather watch also covers a large swath of Los Angeles and Ventura counties for much of the day on Wednesday, November 16th. The overall Santa Ana weather event is expected to run through Thursday, November 17th.