Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A very strong surface high over the Great Basin brought cold and gusty northeasterly winds to San Diego County for the second consecutive day Tuesday.
A high wind warning that was first issued for the valleys and mountains early Monday was scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
During the warning period, sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 mph in the valleys and up to 50 mph in the mountains were expected.
The agency said winds were strongest early Tuesday in the vicinity of Cuyamaca Park.
"The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles,'' an NWS advisory said. "Watch for broken tree limbs.''
The valleys, along with coastal and desert areas, were also subject to a frost advisory early Tuesday, though little visible frost was expected this morning compared to Monday morning due to low humidity, according to the weather service.
The advisory, which is issued when frost is possible, was scheduled to expire at 9 a.m. Until then, temperatures in the upper 20s to mid-30s were expected in colder, wind-sheltered locations.