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A Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning in our region has led to strong winds across the area and will continue on Tuesday. Take the proper measures to make sure you and others are safe.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 6:50 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2021 10:21 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning in our region has led to strong winds across the area and will continue on Tuesday. Take the proper measures to make sure you and others are safe.

Winds will remain strong through Tuesday and have impacted many especially in the mountains where a High Wind Warning is in place. 

Remember, with strong winds, be careful on the road, hold the steering wheel with both hands to keep control in strong winds, and drive a little slower.

Keep your distance from high-profile vehicles. If you happen to be driving one, take it slow or avoid driving wind-prone areas.

Watch for downed powerlines as these can be brought down by strong winds and can be dangerous if you are near them. Also, if your power goes out, it's likely because a powerline was taken out by a fallen tree or the strong wind itself.

Secure objects in the yard, including trash cans, to keep them from flying down the road.

Stay clear of trees, especially dead trees in burn scar areas, as these are more prone to fall in strong wind events.

Lastly, if you're in a dusty or sandy area, wear glasses so you are not blinded by the wind kicking dust or sand up and into your eyes.

Degarmo Park in Chico was packed today thanks to sunny conditions and wonderful weather. Some noticed the impacts of strong winds, others just enjoyed the weather.

"I didn't realize it was as windy as it was," said Chico resident, Danya Reynolds. "We've been in the house most of the morning and came out here to get out and get the kids running around. And uh, windy or not it's always a good day to play. So, they're having a good time."

"We were riding scooters and we didn't think it was going to be this windy," explained Chico resident, Kyle Reynolds. "And then when you kick the ball, it just moved not the way you wanted it to move."

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Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Slightly cooler temperatures and breezy north winds are on tap in your Friday forecast. Winds will get stronger on Saturday, but will diminish on Sunday. We'll be mostly dry through the middle of next week, but showers could return late next week.
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