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Update: High Wind Warning For The Sierra Nevada

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The High Wind Warning issued for Yosemite National Park above 4,000 feet and the western slopes of the northern Sierra Nevada, will expire at 5 PM this afternoon (Friday).

According to the National Weather Service, northeast winds of thirty to fifty-five mph will continue at times, with possible gusts up to seventy-five mph. The strongest winds are above 4,000 feet.

Travel is difficult, especially if operating high profile vehicles. Use caution when driving, if you must drive at all.

Damaging winds could blow down trees, tree limbs, power lines and a few power outages may result. Widespread power outages were expected.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches during the High Wind Warning. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Watch for falling debris and tree limbs.