SoCal Blasted With Gusty Winds and Mountain Snow

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Stormy weather arrived over Southern California Sunday, bringing with it gusty winds that aren’t expected to leave the region until sometime Tuesday.

A tree toppled onto some power lines in Altadena on Feb. 10, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)
A tree toppled onto some power lines in Altadena on Feb. 10, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

The northeast winds prompted forecasters to issue wind advisories for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties, as well as for the Inland Empire all day Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory will be in place for L.A. and Ventura counties until 9 p.m. Tuesday, during which time winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, are anticipated.

Drivers and pedestrians should be on the lookout for possible falling branches and power lines until the wind event comes to an end.

Aerial video from Sky 5 on Monday morning showed a tree in Altadena had come crashing down onto some power lines in the area.

A wind advisory for parts of the Inland Empire and Orange County will continue until 4 p.m. Tuesday for 20 to 30 mph winds, with gusts around 55 mph, according to the Weather Service.

Some mountain and canyon areas could see gusts as high as 70 mph.

The cold weather system also brought scattered showers, hail and snow to the region Sunday.

East Pasadena received nearly 1.5 inches of rain and Burbank topped a half-inch.

A winter storm warning has also been issued for some mountain communities until Tuesday afternoon.

Forecaster are calling for snow levels to possibly fall to as low as 2,500 feet.

Several inches of snow fell in the Wrightwood and Big Bear areas Sunday night, bringing a lift to local resorts during this year’s ski and snowboard season.

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