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Strong Winds Blow Through the Southland

High wind warnings remain in effect until 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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    Gusty winds are knocking down trees and power lines, with Orange County especially hard hit. A high wind warning is in effect through Saturday afternoon. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2011)

    A cold low pressure system over northwestern Mexico continued to produce damaging offshore wind gusts Friday evening through the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

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    Gusty Winds Blow Through Southland

    [LA] Gusty Winds Blow Through Southland
    Moderate Santa Ana winds pack a punch and will last through the night. NBC4's Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2011)

    The canyons and passes were the most susceptible to heavy winds, with the possibility of gusts upwards of 70 miles an hour. The valleys received sporadic gusts as well.

    High wind warnings remain in effect until 3 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reported.

    Strong Winds Hit Porter Ranch

    [LA] Strong Winds Hit Porter Ranch
    High wind warning were in effect throughout Southern California. Porter Ranch was hit with sporadic but strong gusts on Friday. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2011)

    Santa Ana winds blew through the Southland earlier Friday, causing downed trees, business signs and power lines.

    At one point there were over 1,600 without power in the city of Santa Ana, all of which have been restored.

    On Greenwood Street firefighters, knowing better than to put water on an electrical line, could only stand back and protect the homes next to the flame.

    The Santa Ana Fire Department cautioned people to keep an eye out above, and if they saw any wire down on the ground to stay away and call 911.

    At Disney’s California Adventure a few rides were shut down due to the high winds.

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