Hang on to your hat.  A wind storm is on the horizon.  If the forecast holds true, this could be a prolonged damaging event, with winds a little stronger that the wind storm we had way back in March, gusts reached as high as 50mph that night.

The National Weather Service is calling for local gusts to 70mph above 1,000 feet.  Below that, winds will be anywhere between 20-40mph from the northeast with frequent gusts of 55mph. Here is the link to the latest warning.

Now would be a good time to harness the lawn chairs and bring in the chickens and the dogs.  If you still have leaves on your trees, you won’t after this incident.

In all seriousness, the River area with those towering redwoods at huge fir trees will be susceptible to come crashing down during an event like this.

In Southern California, winds could peak at 80mph, in what weather service forecasters in Oxnard are calling it a possible 5- to 10-year Santa Ana wind event.

More later….

-Kent Porter