Powerful Santa Ana winds sweep parts of Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds swept mountains and valleys of Southern California on Tuesday, toppling several big rigs and trees.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning and said it would be in effect for most of the day.
A predawn gust hit 88 mph (142 kph) in Fremont Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains of Orange County, the weather service said. Another gust hit 74 mph on Boney Mountain in the Santa Monica range west of Los Angeles.
Produced by high pressure over the Great Basin, the winds were expected to gradually diminish in the afternoon and evening.