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Strong winds hit Southern California

May 23, 2010 |  7:43 pm

Winds gusting up to 50 mph hit Southern California on Sunday, downing small tree limbs and prompting wind advisories throughout the region.

Advisories were in place in the coastal areas of Los Angeles County and in the Antelope Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

"It is probably late in the year to have such a cold system go through and bring these cold, gusty winds," said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist at the National Weather Service.

No wind damage was reported and no injuries could be attributed to the wind, according to authorities.  

A eucalyptus tree fell Sunday afternoon along Cahuenga Boulevard, hitting two moving cars and causing non-life-threatening injuries to one woman, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Humphrey said there were intermittent winds at the time, but the department couldn't attribute the crash to the weather.

The National Weather Service said the winds are expected to die down Sunday night.

-- Anna Gorman

Photo: Mitch Renfrow, 6, fishes on the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday. Beachgoers braved unseasonably high winds. Credit: John Adkisson / Los Angeles Times