30 mph tailwind gusting to 50 mph = passing traffic on El Camino Real. It also means a big tree limb crashing down near me, eucalyptus junk littering the roadway, and a strength sapping chill that kept me from sprinting off the line after red lights. We’re supposed to have winds almost as strong on Wednesday in the Bay Area. These strong winds will supposedly subside before the Sea Otter Classic begins this Thursday in Monterey.
A magical pixie dust shout out to Murph, who I ran into in Mountain View.
Strong northerly winds will continue this evening across most of
the San Francisco and Monterey Bay region. Wind gusts between 45
and 50 mph -- and locally to 60 mph -- have been reported along the
Sonoma and Marin coastline with similar gusts along the San Mateo
coast. At San Francisco Airport wind gusts to 60 mph were reported
Northerly wind gusts to 45 mph will occur across the advisory area
but the strongest winds are expected to be near the coast and in
the hills above 1000 feet. These wind gusts are strong enough
to bring down power lines, small branches and weak trees.