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Update: High Wind Warning For The Sierra Nevada

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The High Wind Warning currently in effect for the Central Sierra Nevada, the Central Sierra Nevada foothills and the Northern Sierra Nevada will come to an end by 7 PM tonight.

Northeast winds from thirty to fifty mph will continue, with gusts ranging from seventy to ninety mph over the highest peaks and exposed ridges.

The National Weather Service has also stated that the Wind Advisory, currently in effect for both the Mother Lode and the Northern San Joaquin Valley, will also expire at 7 PM tonight.

The north winds range from twenty to thirty mph, with gusts up to forty-five mph.

This morning has the strongest winds and there will be a gradual decrease in wind this afternoon.

These winds are strong enough to damage trees and cause power outages. Burned trees in recent burn scars will be particularly susceptible. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extreme caution if you must drive.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Stay clear of power lines.

Also, secure outdoor items, such as patio furniture, sports equipment, and trash cans prior to the onset of high winds. Even the most common objects become dangerous projectiles when picked up and carried by high winds.