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We drove from border to Palm Desert yesterday in the wind. There were warnings but we did it anyway. About 20 miles from the border a squad appeared and took position straddling both lanes and slowed us to around 35 mph for nearly 50 miles. Actually helped. We noticed on news last night some gusts in that area over 50mph. Much worse as you get closer to the border but we were not driving. My added sway bar and steering stabilizer helped a lot on my gas Winnebago Suncruiser 38Q. We may delay run to LA until wind gets better. Scheduled to make the drive on Saturday but concerned about San Bernadino mountains.

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Goldencrazy wrote:

We drove from border to Palm Desert yesterday in the wind. There were warnings but we did it anyway. About 20 miles from the border a squad appeared and took position straddling both lanes and slowed us to around 35 mph for nearly 50 miles. Actually helped. We noticed on news last night some gusts in that area over 50mph. Much worse as you get closer to the border but we were not driving. My added sway bar and steering stabilizer helped a lot on my gas Winnebago Suncruiser 38Q. We may delay run to LA until wind gets better. Scheduled to make the drive on Saturday but concerned about San Bernadino mountains.


drove 20 miles from what border? I live in Indio 10 miles from palm desert, we had some mild winds but nothing notable

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Arizona/Ca border. It was mild after coming down from the high desert but pretty intense before. Yes just nice breeze in Palm Desert.

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Those winds blow semi's over. Your winnie is not anywhere the weight they are. Why take the chance?

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Goldencrazy wrote:

Arizona/Ca border. It was mild after coming down from the high desert but pretty intense before. Yes just nice breeze in Palm Desert.


The winds were blowing WEST so it should have not been too bad from AZ to CA.

We are in Palm Springs and the winds have been mild unless you were in the pass between the mountains. We have certainly had bad winds in the past but lucky this time. I feel so sorry for the folks in LA. How horrible it must be to lose your whole house in minutes. Very sad.

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A semi was blown off the highway. They were from the west according to weather but at times flags showed them blowing directly across the highway. The gusts were the issue.

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Warning everyone.... We are in Laughlin, and has been down right nasty since Sunday, and these winds are expected to stay this way for at least another 48 hrs, possibly till Sunday morning.

We have seen a few brave? souls on the road, but not many. Think we have had 2-3 people pull in the last couple of days. There is some damage here, and most people have their satellite dishes down. Yes, it’s that bad.

If you don’t have to come through this area, please don’t. It’s dangerous.


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Goldencrazy wrote:

A semi was blown off the highway. They were from the west according to weather but at times flags showed them blowing directly across the highway. The gusts were the issue.


I took one of our cars for service to the Indigo Auto Group in Rancho Mirage yesterday and the winds were not bad on the highway as it 'hugs' the mountains. Interstate 10 could have been totally different.

We had heavy wind driving west from TN for two solid days a week ago. First day it was blowing north and the second day blowing south. It could have been worse if it was a total head-wind.

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I imagine this is hard work.

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Nutinelse2do wrote:

and most people have their satellite dishes down.
I do. Near Salton Sea. Forecast is for more nastiness at 1pm then settling down again.

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