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Second round of high winds still expected, forecasters say

December 1, 2011 | 11:51 pm

Click here to see more photos.Moderate Santa Ana winds are expected across much of Ventura and Los Angeles counties through Friday afternoon, with the gusts shifting from northern to northeastern, but the area around the Santa Clarita Valley will still be prone to damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds around the Santa Clarita Valley and Porter Ranch could reach up to 60 mph early Friday.

Mountain passes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, especially off California Highway 14 and the I-5 corridor, will also see gusts.

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Residents in the coastal areas of Hollywood Hills to Malibu could see winds reach more than 50 mph. The canyons and passes in the area are “a great corridor for the wind to go through and build up speed,” said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service.

Bartling added that temperatures will also remain cold, with highs in the upper 50s to the 60s Friday. “People are going to have to get out their jackets probably,” she said.


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Photo: Sawyer Nelson, 8, checks out an uprooted tree in Sierra Madre. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times