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Heavy winds, high surf to calm Monday

April 2, 2012 |  7:47 am

The strong winds and high surf that battered Southern California over the weekend are expected to diminish Monday but a high-surf advisory will remain in place until noon, the National Weather Service said.

The heavy surf peaked about 2 a.m. Monday morning and will continue to drop throughout the day, said Greg Martin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

High winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected across Los Angeles and Ventura counties in the morning, but should calm in the afternoon, Martin said.

The bulk of the wave energy came from a storm system from Alaska that slammed into Northern California on Saturday, sending a powerful swell down the coast, forecasters said. That, paired with heavy winds, fueled the high surf across the coastal region.

“The trend is headed toward the good side,” Martin said.

A high-surf advisory will remain in place until noon in Los Angeles County and 5 p.m. in Orange County.

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 70s to lower 80s in the Los Angeles area on Monday, the National Weather Service said.



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