Saturday, Sep 21 2013 07:52 PM
The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Wind Advisory and a Hazardous Weather Outlook notice for the Kern County mountains including Tehachapi as a fast-moving storm that dropped an inch of rain on Sacramento and brought snow to the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer made its way south.
The Wind Advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Sunday with the strongest winds after 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. Sunday. Winds west to northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected.
Strong cross winds that can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle, along with areas of blowing dust and stand are in the forecast.
The winds are expected to continue in the mountains and adjacent desert areas through the next week.
Saturday began with sunshine in Tehachapi, but by nightfall clouds were making their way over the Tehachapi Pass. Although there was a dampness in the air as the clouds arrived, rain was not in the forecast.
The winds are expected to continue in the mountains and adjacent desert areas through the next week, although sunny skies are predicted.