Claremont Insider: A Mighty Wind

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Mighty Wind

No, we're not talking about another city council meeting.

Last night's Santa Ana winds were especially strong around Claremont. A check of the MesoWest ROMAN weather site showed that at the weather station at L.A. County Firestation #62 at Mills Ave. below Mt. Baldy Rd. sustained winds really started picking up after 5:40pm yesterday.

The winds weren't anything like the 82 mph gust measured at the Fremont Canyon station in Orange County or the 100mph peak wind at Laguna Peak in Ventura County, but they were still high enough to damage roofs and knock down tree limbs.

Sustained winds at the Claremont firestation reached 23mph after 9:30 last night. Peak gusts were above 40mph for several hours until around midnight and reached a high of 49mph between 8:40 and 9:40pm.

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