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Coachella Valley - Winds


Last updated 10/30/2015 at 12:51pm

Santa Ana winds have been blowing in the valleys around Riverside, along the San Gorgonio Pass and northern reaches of the Coachella Valley.

As well as strong winds capable of toppling trees, they could increase the risk for wildfires.

Unofficial gauges in the Coachella Valley recorded winds of 46 miles per hour at the Palm Springs Airport, 39 mph at Cathedral Canyon, 37 mph in Thousand Palms and 33 mph in Palm Desert in a twelve hour period.

With strong winds moving through the region, Southern California Officials have said they have two air tankers and two air attacks stationed at Hemet Ryan Air Base pending any issues that may occur in case of Red Flag warnings being issued for the Coachella Valley and Riverside regions.

Riverside County firefighters and Cal Fire crews are on standby.

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