Gusty Wind Expected to Make Driving Difficult in San Diego County Deserts

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Gusty winds rotate a windmill in the back country. Photo courtesy National Weather Service

Strong winds are expected to develop Wednesday in the eastern San Diego County deserts.

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A National Weather Service wind advisory for the deserts is set to extend from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Friday. Sustained wind speeds of 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts of up to 50 mph will be possible.

“A low pressure trough and increasing onshore flow will boost winds in the desert this afternoon into Friday morning,” according to the weather service. “Strongest winds will be in the San Gorgonio Pass into the northern Coachella Valley and in the Anza Borrego Desert during the late afternoons through the nights.”

Strong winds may lead to hazardous driving conditions, especially for motorists in high-profile vehicles. Blowing dust and sand may also cause visibility to be reduced to 2 to 5 miles, according to the weather service.

— City News Service

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