Owens Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 9:58 AM PST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Monday...

* timing... west winds will increase this morning, peak this
evening, and decrease overnight. North winds will increase
tonight and decrease early Monday afternoon.

* Winds... in the Owens Valley, west 20 to 30 mph, gusts 35 to 55
mph, with occasional gusts in excess of 60 mph possible through
this evening, followed by north winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts
around 40 mph tonight and Monday. In the Sierra, west 40 to 50
mph with gusts 60 to 80 mph through this evening.

* Impacts... strong winds will create hazardous driving conditions
due to gusty Crosswinds and areas of blowing dust, especially
between Independence and Ridgecrest along Highway 395. High
profile vehicles may be overturned due to wind.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Use extreme caution if traveling in the southern Sierra or
through the Owens Valley today and tonight. Motorists should
check Road and weather conditions and restrictions before
traveling through the area. Be prepared for sudden, strong
Crosswinds and areas of reduced visibility.