The first significant Santa Ana wind event of the season hit Southern California Sunday, bringing with it incredibly high wind gusts in some areas.
Data collected by the National Weather Service show which locations across SoCal have experienced the highest peak wind gusts as of 3 a.m. Monday:
- Magic Mountain Truck Trail: 104 miles per hour
- Boney Mountain: 73 miles per hour
- LAFD Camp Nine: 71 miles per hour
- Camarillo Airport: 70 miles per hour
- Chilao Campground: 65 miles per hour
- Miller Ranch: 65 miles per hour
- Escondido Canyon: 62 miles per hour
- Malibu Hills: 64 miles per hour
- Saddle Peak: 62 miles per hour
- Dough Flat Trailhead: 61 miles per hour
- Malibu Creek: 61 miles per hour
- Backbone Trail: 60 miles per hour
- Mt. Lukens Truck Trail: 59 miles per hour
- Ramirez Canyon: 58 miles per hour
- East Simi Valley: 57 miles per hour
With the strong winds comes the risk for wildfires; a brush fire broke out in Camarillo early Sunday afternoon as the region begins to heat up to start the week. Firefighters also worked to extinguish two other fires in North Hollywood and West Hills.
A fire weather alert was issued by the Los Angeles Fire Department due to high-fire danger as a result of the winds.
As a precaution, SoCal Edison announced that preemptive power shutoffs may occur throughout the Southland, with confirmed shutoffs in Orange and Ventura counties. Customers in Calabasas were also dealing with public safety power shutoff with the city saying on X, formerly Twitter, that a large area north of the 101 Freeway was without power for a period of time.
For a map of current power outages, click here.
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