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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:27 AM
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97 mph Santa Ana winds knock out power, down trees in LA
Source: msnbc.com news services

Updated at 6:00 a.m. ET

Power outages and downed trees were reported in several regions of Los Angeles County Wednesday night due to strong winds, NBC LA reported.

A major change in the weather pattern is expected to bring powerful gusts of up to 85 miles per hour and possible hurricane force winds into the Los Angeles region for two days.

The National Weather Service issued warnings that the high winds and low humidy could cause wildfires.

On Wednesday night, a wind gust of 97 mph was recorded at Whitaker Peak in Los Angeles County, according to the weather service.

Read more: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/30/9122369-97...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:42 AM
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1. Evict Occupy. Inherit the wind.
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 07:45 AM by SpiralHawk
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:29 AM
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4. That is what I was thinking.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:02 AM
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7. Welcome to the "DU Synchronicity Seekers SubSet O' Humanity Club"
Generally shunned, routinely stunned, freakuently funned.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:15 AM
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9. LOL Yeah I think I do have my enemies here.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:33 AM
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13. The LAPD inadvertently helped the Occupiers, then
The good people were gone when this happened...now they can come back, after the dust settles....
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:48 AM
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2. The Santa Ana winds can be amazing! (NT)
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Juneboarder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:38 AM
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5. They're pretty common down here...
I hate them. They dry everything out and we usually have our big fires when the Santa Ana's come.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:53 AM
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3. When I lived in Greensboro, NC, there was a one time
weird weather event. A storm came over the mountains with extremely strong straight line winds. It knocked trees down everywhere. These were huge trees.
Storms from that direction aren't unusual, but that one was unexpected. When people checked the damage, they couldn't find any evidence of a rotating force that caused the damage. There was no indication of tornados.
Strange days even then.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:44 AM
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6. i'm in monterey bay..we had winds yesterday and all night that exhausted and unsettled me
i'm sure there is damage around the county..just haven't been out yet..wind can be spooky
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:09 AM
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8. Are these Santa Ana winds unusually strong ?
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:52 AM
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10. Yeah, but not like last night. Insane wind.
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SlicerDicer- Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:25 AM
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12. We had insanity level winds in Maui
http://imgur.com/xlV3T

That is maalaea bay with massive wind waves... it was very nasty for days.
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:04 AM
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11. Crazy wind, I can tell you.
I was on Melrose at La Cienega last night at about 7pm. Just as I got to the traffic light the power went out, the power lines were twanging around like guitar strings. A few seconds later there was huge flash (I thought "lightening? But there aren't any clouds!") a bang, and a shower of blue sparks from about fifty feet away and up above the sidewalk. A transformer had exploded. Scared the shit out of me. All night long it was like the house was being run over by a freight train. Strings of sirens every 15 minutes all night. This a.m., trees and parts of trees all over the streets. Desert dust in everything. I just cleaned house yesterday!
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Blacksheep214 Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:56 AM
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14. I hope we still have the Super Scoopers
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 10:57 AM by Blacksheep214
They actually said the fire season was dead due to the moisture and rain. These winds will dry that out in a heartbeat and just like that, we're on the news again!

Tis the season to be very wary of the winds.

Besides, the damn things blow down my Christmas decorations! Waaa!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 11:26 AM
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15. Utah (Utah!?!) is also having a fine time:
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 11:26 AM by hedgehog
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:22 PM
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16. windy up north in sacramento too
and all the leaves from the trees are in my yard - it's a leaf magnet, i swear!
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Mister Ed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:58 PM
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17. Blasted Santa Ana! First the Alamo, and now this! (nt)
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