December 2nd, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Winds in Southern California to weaken but stay strong

Gale-force winds are forecast to reach Southern California again Friday night, but are expected to be much weaker than previous hurricane-force Santa Ana winds that uprooted trees, smashed cars and houses, and knocked out electricity there Wednesday night and Thursday morning, CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano said.

High-wind warnings are in effect from Los Angeles to Ventura County, California, Marciano said. But with gusts predicted at 60 to 65 mph, "it will be nothing like the damaging winds we saw on Thursday." And the strong winds are expected to hit areas near the mountains and in the canyons.

"LA proper will not see much," Marciano said, but the "fire threat remains critical through tomorrow."

Residents in affected areas should take Friday night's winds seriously. "With limbs that have already been weakened, there could be some debris flying around," Marciano said.

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  1. Phat Phanny (oac)

    As delusional as some of these people are, what's really scary, is the number of people they have in their heads and actually carry on their converstions with each of them on these posts. After a while, I think they actuall believe they're talking to other people.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
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  3. tif31


    December 3, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Boosh

    I thought it said "Whiners in Southern California weaken but stay strong" and came here looking for trouble. Where'd everyone go?

    December 3, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Space cowboy

    People in california are storm whimps!!!!! Ive seen F5 three times now that is a storm!!!! Wow high winds in southern cali,,

    December 3, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. the real fake azz s kel

    you got that right Space Cowboy, when other parts of the country get earth tremmors , cali people laugh. but let them get a taste of hurricane type winds, which we here on the east coast hate but deal with better than southern cali people who whine about anything, from rain to a little snow to wind.

    December 3, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |

    like a fart in the wind.. soon the winds will disapate..

    December 3, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
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