El Niño was bringing rain and some powerful winds to Southern California on Sunday.
Wind gusts topped 61 mph in Beverly Hills, 40 mph in Venice and 80 mph in the Angeles National Forest. Winds hit 45 mph in Long Beach, 69 in Porter Ranch and 65 in Malibu Canyon. The highest reading of the day was at Whitaker Peak, north of Castaic, where a gust was recorded at 115 mph.
Photos and maps demonstrate how the winds are battering the region.
Wind gusts:— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) January 31, 2016
--65 Granada Hills
--76 Angeles National Forest
--50 San Pedro
--61 South of Studio City pic.twitter.com/uJe1XEk4dQ
As of 2 p.m. winds picking up --- 25 - 35 mph range in some areas of basin/OC pic.twitter.com/XxNa0ayZCI— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) January 31, 2016
115 mph wind gust recorded at Whitaker Peak in LA County (elev 4120) https://t.co/JaCbtho7xV— Jon Passantino (@passantino) January 31, 2016
I can't even remember the last time I wore rain gear in Los Angeles... pic.twitter.com/KfJ59pfush— David Klein (@DavidKleinTM) January 31, 2016
We don't get rain too often but La Jolla still beautiful¿¿¿¿¿¿ pic.twitter.com/KW4WqCoWMF— 73e 73e (@le37333) January 31, 2016
OK rain totals so far in LA but not earth-shattering: pic.twitter.com/iQ0ypaQVW7— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) January 31, 2016
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