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High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Modoc County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING... ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* Winds...South to southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 and up to 70 mph at higher elevations in the warning area. South to southwest 25 to 35 with gusts to 50 mph in the advisory area.

* Locations in the Warning Area include...Primarily the mountains of eastern Klamath and Lake Counties and portions of highway 31 between Paisley and Silver Lake and highway 395 north of Valley Falls to Alkali Lake.

* Locations in the Advisory Area include...Chemult, Bly, Beatty and Fort Rock. Also portions of the Warners, highway 140 and highway 97.

* Timing...Late Tuesday morning into Tuesday evening. The strongest winds will be from 10 AM until 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* Impacts...Strong and gusty winds could make travel difficult or hazardous, especially for high profile vehicles. Loose items may be blown about. Property and tree damage is possible.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted, especially for high profile vehicles. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


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