SEVERE WEATHER ALERT – WIND ADVISORY

Photo credit - Roman ScanlonPhoto credit - Roman Scanlon
MERCED COUNTY, CA – A wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 am this morning to midnight PST tonight.
 
* winds… southeast to southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
 
* Timing… the strongest winds in Merced County are likely Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
 
* Locations… Sunflower Valley… Avenal… Pacheco Pass…Kettleman… twisselman… Los Banos… Merced.
 
* Impacts… driving difficulty… especially for campers and high profile vehicles. Saturated grounds from rain with high winds could also topple trees.
 
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
 
A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts above 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult… especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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