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Santa Ana winds could bring 60 mph gusts, temperatures to rise

December 21, 2011

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph in local valleys and moutnain passes on Thursday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a warning today.

The high wind warning goes into effect 4 a.m. Thursday until noon Friday as a high-pressure system builds inland, creating sustained Santa Ana winds of between 25 and 45 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the weather agency.

The wind warning affects a wide swath of local mountain and valley areas, including Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

The northeasterly winds are also expected to push temperatures up into the low-70s by the end of the week, setting the stage for a sunny and warm Christmas Day.

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-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells

Photo: A Pasadena resident sweeps debris left behind from damaging winds overnight Nov. 30. Credit: Times Community News

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