High Winds to Hit Bay Area Tonight, Easing by Morning

March 11, 2014 15:00 pm · 8 comments

High winds are expected in much of the Bay Area tonight, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory has been issued for tonight, and forecasters predict that strong winds will start around 8 p.m. in areas including the interior valleys and hills of the North Bay, the San Francisco Bay shoreline, the San Francisco Peninsula coastline and the East Bay interior valleys and hills, according to meteorologist Larry Smith.

“You could see winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 45 mph below 1,000 feet,” Smith said. “Above 1,000 feet, gusts of up to 50 mph are possible.”

Downed trees and power lines are possible, and driving could be difficult in some areas for large vehicles, Smith said.

The winds should ease up Wednesday morning after around 8 a.m., Smith said.

I'm The Urban Spaceman March 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

It’s already begun before 3:00…it’s howling out there.

funny man March 11, 2014 at 4:02 PM

sooo will the air nazis delcare a spare the air day

Martinez Country Wife March 11, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Just got very windy here in Briones!

Melanie March 11, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I like the wind! It keeps us cool!

Walnut Creek Resident March 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Funny man… Ya think? We need spare the air days and this is the opposite. Thank goodness for the wind. It does get rid of the toxic junk on our atmosphere. I love the wind too. It energizes me! Much better than no wind and pollution with a spare the air day.

Mimi (original) March 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Wind? I don’t see, hear, or feel wind…

Connie Dobbs March 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Sorry. I had leftover Thai food for lunch.

Michelle March 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM

The wind and more rain will be welcomed.

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