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Wind Watch: Powerful Gusts Forecast for San Gabriel Valley

The first strong Santa Ana winds of the season will be blowing Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service warned of hazardous weather conditions Thursday and Friday when the first Santa Ana winds of the season are expected to cause gusts over 60 miles per hour.

The hazardous weather outlook released by the agency also warns that the heavy winds will cause an increased possibility of wildfire.

"The strongest winds will be focused through and below the passes and canyons of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties where damaging wind gusts over 60 mph are likely," the statement says. "The combination of gusty winds, very low relative humidity and very dry fuels will produce an extended period of critical fire weather conditions across Los Angeles and Ventura counties."

Gale force winds are also forecast over coastal waters. The Santa Ana winds are expected to abate Friday night into Saturday, according to NWS.

Ken October 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM
The oil companies will use this as an excuse for raising gas prices again!
Gregg October 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Montrose/LCF/LC were in the cone on NBC4 to not get the winds. Its always baffled me how we miss out on these wind events? I was working in Studio city today plenty of wind but head back up here and nothing!
Nicole Charky October 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM
@Gregg - We'll see tonight! Stay posted.
Gregg October 26, 2012 at 01:39 AM
ok I stand corrected............its now blowing a bit @ my house.......I will always try and correct my observations when they are not quite correct
Revvell October 26, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Dead quiet here in Altadena... all night!
Gregg October 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Ok, this wind event had no effect in LaCanada. I sneeze harder than the wind blew.

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