The coming Santa Ana winds should get up to about 50 mph, but could get up to about 80 mph in isolated spots, and should last for two or three days, Stan Wasowski, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in San Diego just told me.
The winds should start blowing on Monday night, Wasowski said. He said it’s difficult to tell this far ahead exactly what’s going to happen with the winds, but that the windstorm should be similar to the one San Diego experienced during last month’s wildfires.
Wasowski said the intensity of the winds will vary greatly around the county. He said, interestingly, that this time the winds could hit different canyons than last time. Some of the county’s biggest canyons will act as funnels for the winds, Wasowski said, because they always do, but this time the winds will likely hit different parts of the county than during last month’s firestorms.
Though the county’s likely to be cooler at the start of next week’s winds, things will start heating up as the hot, dry winds blow into the region off the desert.