NWS Issues High Wind Warning with Howling Winds Forecast for NorCal
High winds are expected to be prevalent throughout Northern California through Sunday and into Monday morning, with the National Weather Service issuing a High Wind Warning as gusts of up to 60 mph approach the area.
A High Wind Warning is now in effect until 4 pm this afternoon for the Delta. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for the Central Valley through 10 pm tonight and for the mountains through 4 am Monday morning. #cawx pic.twitter.com/gyZBjpkysLâ€” NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 9, 2020
Although high winds will be seen throughout lower-elevation areas, officials are expecting the highest low-elevation winds to occur in the areas surrounding Vallejo and Fairfield. Meanwhile, it could get a little dicey in the high elevation areas, with ski resorts sitting on hold due to winds and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows already recording gusts in the triple digits.
Winds clocked over 100mph this morning! Many lifts are on hold, so please check our app, @squawalpineops or lift & trail status page for updates: https://t.co/tGxz7BL0G4 https://t.co/cLytgucVHGâ€” Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (@squawalpine) February 9, 2020
8:20AM UPDATE: Sierra is CLOSED for the day due to extremely high winds from top to bottom. Winds are forecasted to increase throughout the day. Guest safety is always our top priority and we will update snow total at the end of the day to see what today’s storm will bring. pic.twitter.com/FSLyf5GDKFâ€” Sierra-at-Tahoe (@Sierra_at_Tahoe) February 9, 2020
The winds are expected to last through the early morning on Monday. Please take caution as needed.