(This is an update to the earlier post this morning. The High Wind Watches have been upgraded to High Wind Warnings.)
A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Coast, in effect from 9:00pm this evening through 10:00am Wednesday morning near beaches and headlands.
A second High Wind Warning is now in effect for all areas from 1:00pm Wednesday afternoon through 6:00am Thursday morning.
There will be two peaks in the winds. One near beaches and headlands later tonight and early Wednesday, and a second, stronger peak in all areas along the Central Coast beginning mid-afternoon Wednesday through late Wednesday night. Winds near beaches and headlands late this evening into Wednesday morning 25-35 mph with gusts to 60-65 mph. Then, near beaches and headlands Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night, 35-45 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Coastal communities Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night 25-35 mph with gusts to 65 mph. Winds will be strong enough to affect travel as well as cause tree and/or possibly property damage and power disruptions, especially during the Second Peak of winds later Wednesday and Wednesday night.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph can lead to property damage.
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